Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychoanalysis, was a physiologist, psychologist and clinical doctor as well as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. Freud posited the theory that the mind is a vast and complex energy-system, the structural investigation of which is the underlying foundation of psychology. He formulated and detailed the concepts of the unconscious, infantile sexuality, the id, ego, and the superego, projection and repression, among others. In addition, Freud proposed an analytical account of the mind’s structure as part of a revolutionary conceptual and therapeutic framework for the understanding of psychology and the treatment of abnormal mental disorders. Many of Freud’s original works and ideas, though controversial, have significantly influenced the practice of psychoanalysis and the fields of both psychology and psychiatry.
Freud: Timeline provides a detailed timeline of on the life, major historical events, achievements, and milestones of Sigmund Freud.
Sigmund Freud Biography is a concise but effective overview of Freud’s life and contributions to the field of psychology.
Sigmund Freud is an extensive discussion of Freud’s theory, along with a brief biography, by George Boeree of Shippensburg University.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Sigmund Freud provides a comprehensive biography as well as detailed information on Freud’s key theories and concepts.
The Interpretation of Dreams is an online text of Freud’s theory on dreams.
The Anatomy of Mental Personality is a published lecture Freud gave on mental personality.
Mourning and Melancholia is one of Freud’s collected essays in which he defines and accounts for the relationship between mourning and melancholia.
The Future of an Illusion is one of Freud’ collected essays in which he critiques religious faith as a faith which is entirely too dependent and need be met by other means.
The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis contains lectures and writings on Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis.
The Freud Abstracts
Classics in the History of Psychology is a database that reproduces articles and other texts on psychoanalysis, including Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, “The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis,” and “The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement.”
Freud’s Psychosexual Stages of Development provides an insightful overview on Freud’s psychosexual stages.
Open Yale Courses: Sigmund Freud is an introductory online course given by Professor Paul Bloom at Yale University.
The Psychodynamic Approach provides an insightful introduction to psychodynamics and Freud’s theory on dreams as well as information on other key and related psychologists.
Writings on Freud
Empirical Studies on Psychoanalysis provides an annotated bibliography of research on assessing psychoanalysis.
Outline for a Theory on the Nature and Functions of Dreaming is a publication by psychoanalyst Ernst Hartmann, a well-known writer on dreaming.
The Interpretation of Dreams and the Neurosciences is an article by analyst Mark Solms, presented to British Psychoanalytical Society in 1999.
Lecture Notes on the Interpretation of Dreams provides detailed and insightful lecture notes as well as additional resources on Freud’s interpretation of dreams.
Introduction to Sigmund Freud’s Theory of Dreams contains an insightful introduction and commentary.
The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defense: Anna Freud is a publication written by Freud’s daughter and provides an analysis specifically on the Ego as related to other defense mechanisms.
Ardent Masturbation: Descartes, Freud, and Others is a significant publication connecting Freud’s psychosexual theory with other philosophers and psychologists.
Sigmund Freud Archives provides a variety of information and resources on Freud, including written drafts of his publications.
Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society offers programs in both New York City and Washington, DC for students interested in adult psychoanalysis, child and adolescent psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and parent-infant treatment.
Freud Museum: London at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family upon their escape from Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centerpiece of the museum is Freud’s library and study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.
Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture examines Freud’s life and his key ideas and their effect upon the twentieth century. This exhibit allows users to view a number of original manuscript pages and images from Freud’s life.
The Quantitative Study of Dreams is a website created by two psychologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz and provides extensive resources on the scientific study of dreams.
Modules on Freud provides in-depth tutorials on Freudian concepts as well as other materials and study tools.
Sigmund Freud Speaks contains a BBC recording which is the only known audio recording of Freud.