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Questions tagged [freud]

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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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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Modern neurology: endorses or denies Freud? [duplicate]

In her book "Three Pound Enigma: The human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries", Shannon Moffett talks about a study of Doctor John Gabrieli and his relation with the endorse of Freud's ...
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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 ...
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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 ...