Libido

1895

Libido

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Sigmund Freud psychology

Libido

Anna O.

Sorry, Doctor Freud

Sigmund Freud wasn’t the first to seek causes for mental problems in the mentality of the patient. A book by Paracelsus pointed out that psychology affects physiology in 1567.

He coined the term libido for the motivation of the id, that is, the unconscious mind. The id is a theoretical psychic energy in Freud’s model of the mind, along with the ego and the super-ego. None of these exist except in the mind—forming a kind of zodiac of the psyche. Freud’s theories had a huge influence on Western culture, but none of them have been validated scientifically or in practice.

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