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For questions on Sigmund Freud, Freudian Psychology and psychoanalysis. It is generally accepted that Freud's ideas and methods are not scientifically validated and are considered pseudoscience. This Cognitive Sciences stack is a scientific stack and hence considers Freudian Psychology as pseudoscience.

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Are neural sensitivity tests used in proving/refuting Freudian and Neo-Freudian theories?

Given that Freudian theories root their explanatory models in neurology (that is, selected extra-sensitive (erogenous) body zones), has any scientific study tried to prove/refute them, by measuring ...
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What is Incestuous Resistances?

The context of the question is given below: As she preferred to follow the hidden presentiments of puberty rather than her duties towards the school and her teacher, she allowed her libido to fall on ...
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Searching for correlation between emotions on the couples or partners by thermal photo

I am researching about the somatization feeling with long distance contact via social media between girls and boys or dating. So, I am trying to find some meaning between the boys and girl who date ...
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Can unconscious wishes be fulfilled via actions based on conscious or unconscious identification?

Suppose I unconsciously want to sleep with my mother (I'm not sure I do: it's just a hypothetical). Can that unconscious wish to do so be fulfilled by sleeping with yours, if I consciously or ...
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What does "a continuation from the feminine to the masculine line" mean in the context below? [closed]

I am currently reading, The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, I didn't understand the term below. What does it mean? Of many dreams it can be ascertained by a careful interpretation that ...
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Any researchers doing research in Nietzschean psychology?

I am eager to do research in Nietzschean psychology Are there any researchers doing research in this area? Thanks in advance.
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About the growing path of every mechanism on the psychology defense system

About the growing path of every mechanism on the psychology defense systemI Have seen the below video which is about the Freud’s 5 Stages of Psychosexual Development: Also i have seen the psychology ...
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Superego and Moral Standards

I am not well read in psychology, but when I dealt with Sigmund Freud and his Psychodynamic Theories, I couldn't answer a question by myself. Or maybe I don't understand it that much. My question is ...
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About Tracking the psychological defense mechanism

I am searching to find about the method of understanding the reason of being unconsciousness of the psychological defense mechanism, as described here: In psychoanalytic theory, a defence mechanism (...
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Studying Freud and “The Uncanny” [closed]

I meant to ask, do I need to study any of Freud’s other works before reading “The Uncanny”? And, reading Freud (his whole body of work) have any prerequisites?
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Freud defense mechanisms combinations with jung Anima/animus archetype

In correlation between carl jung for famous archetypes like the Self, the Persona, the Shadow and the Anima/Animus, and Freud defense mechanism, are done any tracking human sexual algorithms and its ...
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Can the act of studying more be a defense mechanism?

Let's say he/she wants to get good grades because unconsciously he/she is afraid that otherwise a bad future awaits. My question, is the act of studying more a defense mechanism? If it is, under ...
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How will anyone scientifically tell what is innate to humans?

According to Freud humans are basically driven by sexual and aggressive instincts while famous humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers strongly disagreed with Freud and said the basic nature of human ...
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What is the difference between psychosis and neurosis?

Given such a sentence by a Test of English as a Foreign Language textbook, Mental disorder include psychosis and neurosis. I googled and found a page In introduction, the pages says, Psychosis ...
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Thesaurus for types of psychological projections

Thanks to Berne, there is an plethora of "games people play" between people based on pattern analysis of social interaction. Now, is there a comparable approach to analysis of psychological ...
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Knowability of "repressed" in Freud's theory

Both Popper and Grünbaum took issue with Freud's theory, but they critiqued it for different reasons, in which the main difference seems (to me) to come down to this: Popper interprets Freud as ...
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Do the feelings related to Transference always originate from parents?

As I understand, Transference is a phenomenon which is related to human behavior where humans unconsciously redirect/transfer their feelings about a subject in the past to apply it to a subject in ...
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What did Freud intend as the referent of 'Das Es' (Latin: 'id')? Why didn't he name with the referent?

Wikipedia states: The terms "id", "ego", and "super-ego" are not Freud's own. They are latinisations by his translator James Strachey. Freud himself wrote of "das Es",[5] "das Ich",[19] and "das ...
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Who was the first theorist to define a list of psychological defense mechanisms?

The obvious answer is Sigmund Freud, but was there a theorist before him who created a list of specific defense mechanisms? A defense mechanism can be defined as a method by which the mind protects ...
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Is Freudian Psychology a scientifically valid contribution to the Cognitive Sciences?

Freudian Psychology is based on the work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). He is the founder of Psychoanalysis and is credited with establishing the field of verbal psychotherapy. Freud is known for his ...