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← Freud and psycho-analysis: still useful?

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by Schrodinger's Cat

The main problem with Freud's theories is the utter subjectivity of his own interpretations. Freudian theory is simply not proper science, because it is not falsfiable. To my mind ( and a great many detractors of Freud ), he did not 'discover' aspects of the mind......he invented them. Because the theory is not falsifiable, Freud could then claim that his theory 'explains' the mind, and nobody could prove him wrong.....so he gained followers who believed he was right. This is pseudoscience at its worst.

I'm not so sure modern psychology has escaped from Freud...even where claiming to have done so.

Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:10:31 UTC | #885719