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Erich Fromm

An American psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, was born on March 23, 1900, in Frankfort, Germany. Fromm was educated at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich, as well as, The Psychoanalytic Institute in Berlin. He received his Ph.D. from Heidlberg in 1922. As a result of all the turmoil in Germany, Fromm’s immigrated to the states in 1934. Hitler’s reign to power was strong and Fromm was aware of his pursuit. Fromm was a very intelligent man and was extremely conscious of the fact that his odds in the field of psychology during this time were very slim. When he immigrated to the United States he studied psychoanalysis and lectured at various institutions, including Bennington College, New York University, also teaching at Columbia, Yale, Michigan State University, and the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry. Eventually Fromm moved to Mexico in 1950. Fromm was a psychoanalyst which is a psychologist who has received additional specialized training in psychoanalyst theory and practice. In order to become a psychoanalyst you must study 16 years of college in that field. Sigmun Freud developed a technique to uncover the unconscious called psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis is a technique which Fromm used as therapy. This is a technique in which a patient lies on a couch and recounts dreams and says whatever comes to mind, this helps uncover the unconscious. Freud developed this technique of therapy because he believed that dreams represent our wishes and that they can reveal the motive’s guiding our behavior, motives of which we are often unaware of. This process is also known as free association. A psychoanalyst technique that encourages the patient to talk with out inhibition about whatever thoughts or fantasy came to mind. Psychoanalysis is the belief that anxiety and other problems are symptoms of inner conflicts dating back to childhood. Psychoanalysis is designed to b...

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