Anna Freud

Psychologist, Academic

1895 – 1982

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Who was Anna Freud?

Anna Freud was the sixth and last child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. Born in Vienna, she followed the path of her father and contributed to the newly born field of psychoanalysis. Alongside Melanie Klein, she may be considered the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology: as her father put it, child analysis 'had received a powerful impetus through "the work of Frau Melanie Klein and of my daughter, Anna Freud"'. Compared to her father, her work emphasized the importance of the ego and its ability to be trained socially.

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Born
Dec 3, 1895
Vienna
Parents
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Austrian Jews
Nationality
  • Austria
Profession
Lived in
  • London
  • Vienna
Died
Oct 9, 1982
London
Resting place
Golders Green Crematorium

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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