Anna Freud Biography

Psychologist (1895–1982)
Psychoanalyst Anna Freud, daughter of Sigmund Freud, pioneered the field of child psychoanalysis and further defined the function of the ego in psychology.


Anna Freud was born December 3, 1895, in Vienna, Austria. In 1938 she moved to England to escape Nazi rule. During WWII she studied the development of homeless children. She founded her own course in child psychoanalysis in 1947 and her own clinic in 1952. Throughout the remainder of her life, she continued to write important papers in her field. She died October 9, 1982, in London, England.


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