LITTLE HANS

a landmark study during which Sigmund Freud linked a boys phobia of horses to anxiety from witnessing his father masturbating. Freud never actually met or conversed with the child himself, instead he wrote letters to the boys father. This was reported in 1909.

LITTLE HANS: "Little Hans was a cast study that Sigmund Freud used when looking at conditioning and phobias in humans. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LITTLE HANS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/little-hans/ (accessed July 23, 2019).
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