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Anna Freud
A look at Anna Freud's contribution to the field of child psychology.
# 119204 | 1,581 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2010 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Psychology (Freud)

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This paper examines how Anna Freud created the field of child psychoanalysis and made significant individual contributions to
the understanding of child psychology. The paper looks at how she was a productive writer who provided intuitive insight on a wide variety of topics and how her practical perspective and approach to the study of children, combined with the systemization of her fathers work, culminated in the application of ideas which have enriched the field of child psychotherapy, child psychology, and education in ways that can never be measured.

From the Paper:

" In 1927 Anna traveled to The Hague with her father to attend the International Psychoanalytical Congress. A common interest now connected Anna with her father, which involved more than the father daughter relationship that she had loved so dearly. Friends and work now broadened that interest. Ann's literary interests and professional friendships, such as those with Lou Andreas-Salome, Nietzsche and Rilke laid the foundations for her inspired career as a child psychoanalyst. Ann was Quoted as saying, "The more I became interested in psychoanalysis, the more I saw it as a means to the same kind of broad and deep understanding of human nature that writers possess" (The Freud Museum, 2009, para. 3). In 1922, Ann presented Beating Fantasies and Daydreams to the Vienna Psychoanalytical Society; Ann became a member soon after. "

Sample of Sources Used:

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