Paul Ferdinand Schilder Writer

Paul Ferdinand Schilder (born February 15, 1886 in Vienna; died December 7, 1940 in New York) was an Austrian psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher and author of numerous scientific publications. He was a pupil of Sigmund Freud. Schilder made considerable contributions towards the inclusion of psychoanalytic theory in psychiatry, and he is considered one of the founding fathers of group psychotherapy. Schilder's lasting contribution to psychological and medical thinking is his concept of the body image. Schilder was the son of a Jewish silk merchant. He received his doctorate in medicine in 1909 from the University of Vienna and, as a result of his work Self-Esteem and Personality, received his doctorate of philosophy in 1917. Between the years of 1912 and 1914 he worked as a doctor's assistant as the psychiatric clinic in Leipzig. He also served in various hospitals during the first world war. In 1918 he came to the psychiatric clinic in Vienna, and in 1920 began working on a professorship in neurology and psychiatry. In 1919 Schilder became a member of the Viennese Psychoanalytical Association (WPV).

Personal details

Date of birth
February 15th, 1886
Date of death
December 7th, 1940 at age of 54
Place of death
New York City, New York, United States of America


1. University of Vienna Colleges/University

The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. It was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world after Charles University in Prague which was founded in 1348. It is the largest university in Austria and one of the largest in Europe.

Type Public university
Institution colors
March 12th, 1365
Universitätsring 1, 1010 - Vienna, Vienna
Local tuition
2013. 727 €
Official web page
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Written work

1.The Image and Appearance of the Human Body

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1950. at New York City

2.Nature of Hypnosis

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1956. at New York City


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