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| Published: December 25, 2015

Person of the Issue: Anna Freud (1895-1982)

Ankit Patel

Clinical Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Sardar Patel Uni. Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Gujarat Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.001/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.001


Anna Freud was born December 3, 1895 in Vienna, Austria. As the daughter of Sigmund Freud, she was inescapably steeped in the psychoanalytic theories of her famous father; however, she did more than simply live in his shadow, pioneering the field of child psychoanalysis and extending the concept of defense mechanisms to develop ego psychology. After finishing her secondary education in 1912 at Cottage Lyceum in Vienna, she completed teachers’ training and worked at her alma mater as a classroom teacher for five years. Of her school years she declared that she learned far more at home from her father and his guests. Indeed, she acquired knowledge of psychoanalysis from this group to which few others had access, and this grounded her life-long contributions to the field.


Anna Freud, 1895-1982

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015