General Knowledge Psychology

The Theories of Sigmund Freud

This course is designed to introduce you to the life of Sigmund Freud and to explore a few of his most significant ideas and theories. As one of the most prominent theorists in the history of psychology, Freud pioneered the design and implementation of talk therapy as a method for treating mental illness. In this course, you will learn more about Freud the person, his background, his beliefs, and his legacy. In addition, this course will provide a detailed overview of Freud’s key theories on the unconscious, human development, and personality. We will also discuss psychoanalysis, the first form of talk therapy that heavily contributed to the development of modern-day psychotherapy. After completing this course, you will have obtained a more in-depth understanding of Freud’s life, as well as his contributions to psychology and the treatment of mental illness.

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Created by Dr. Daniel McGrath
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Dr. Daniel McGrath is an associate professor of psychology in Canada. He holds a PhD in experimental psychology and has substantial research expertise in consumer behavior, addictions, personality, and cognitive psychology. His research program has resulted in over three dozen publications in scientific journals.

In addition, Dr. McGrath regularly teaches university undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, including Introductory Psychology, the Psychology of Addiction, Drugs and Behavior, Personality Psychology, Health Psychology, Social Psychology, and the Psychology of Persuasion.

In his spare time, Dr. McGrath enjoys hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, bodybuilding, and spending time with his family. He is excited to share his knowledge of psychology on Highbrow and hopes you enjoy taking his courses as much as he enjoyed making them.