Rabbi’s Sussman Fall Forum #2/3: Three Jews Who Changed the World, "Freud: It's Your Mother's Fault"

Rabbi’s Sussman Fall Forum #2/3: Three Jews Who Changed the World, "Freud: It's Your Mother's Fault"
With Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D & Joan Myerson Shrager

Supported in part by the Rosenau Fund. Free with your adult ed membership or $10 at the door.

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 10:00 AM

Sigmund Freud (1858-1939) was the Moravian born son of Galician Jewish parents.  A trained neurologist, Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis and is credited with reshaping and expanding the vocabulary of modern psychology and psychiatry as well as providing the study and treatment of the human mind with new analytical and therapeutic tools.  Best known for his theory of the id-ego conflict, Freud is also responsible for such concepts as the super-ego, transference, repression, the Oedipus complex, libido and the death drive.  Although his influence is now in decline, Freud’s theories gave rise to a wide variety of psychological theories and deeply impacted western popular culture.  An ethnic Jew, Freud credited ancient Judaism with pioneering abstract thought, which was critical in advancing human intellectual and scientific development.