1856 Sigmund Freud born in Freiberg (Czechoslovakia).

1860 Family moves to Vienna.

1873 Enters the University of Vienna as a medical student.

1886 Marries Martha Bernays.

1887 First uses hypnotic suggestion.

1890 First uses cathartic method.

1895 Publishes Studies on Hysteria with Josef Breuer.

1896 March: First coins term "psychoanalysis."

1897 August: Begins self-analysis.

1900 The Interpretation of Dreams published. (Written 1898-1899)

1905 Publishes Three Essays on Sexuality and Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious.

1908 April: First International Psychoanalytical Congress, Salzburg, Vienna.

1914 "On Narcissism"-- the first mention of the ego ideal, which will become the superego.

1915 Delivers Introductory Lectures at University of Vienna.

1917 Publishes Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis.

1920 Publishes Beyond the Pleasure Principle; introduces the death instinct.

1921 Publishes Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego; applies social context to psychoanalysis.

1923 Publishes The Ego and the Id; a final structrual theory.

1926 Publishes Inhibitions, Symptoms and Anxiety.

1927 Publishes The Future of an Illusion; debunks religion on rational, scientific grounds.


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