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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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