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Anna Freud: Biography & Theories

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What group of people did Anna Freud work with her entire life?

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1. In psychoanalysis, what is the therapist trying to do by letting a patient talk for so long?

2. In psychoanalysis, what is the ego?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can gauge your understanding of the life and work of Anna Freud. You'll need to be familiar with her contributions to the field of psychoanalysis and her specialty within that field.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Group on which Anna Freud focused her work
  • Purpose of allowing patients to speak at length
  • Importance of early life experiences
  • Difference between ego psychology and earlier psychoanalytic methods

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of psychoanalysis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding Anna Freud and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained to identify the role of the ego in psychoanalysis

Additional Learning

Learn more about Anna Freud and her role as a psychoanalyst by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Anna Freud: Biography & Theories. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Investigate how Anna's childhood may have helped determine the focus of her life's work
  • Describe the difference between the work of Anna Freud and her father
  • Illustrate how and why Anna's relationship with Melanie Klein changed over time
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