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Is Freudian Psychology a scientifically valid contribution to the Cognitive Sciences?

Short answer Freudian Psychology is considered by many to be pseudoscience, but as pointed out in another answer, there have recently been increasing numbers of comparisons between psychoanalysis and ...
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What is the difference between psychosis and neurosis?

Definition of Neurosis Today, neurosis (plural: neuroses) is a class of functional mental disorders involving chronic distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations (Wikipedia). As well as other ...
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What is the difference between psychosis and neurosis?

Short answer Psychosis can result in a loss of a sense of reality. Neurosis leaves the person suffering in contact with the here and now. Further, neurosis is an old term and was used as an umbrella ...
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What is Incestuous Resistances?

As highlighted before, whilst I am a defender of Freudian and Neo-Freudian psychology, please be aware that this covers areas of psychology considered by some here to be pseudoscientific The basis of ...
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Can unconscious wishes be fulfilled via actions based on conscious or unconscious identification?

Catharsis is the technical term for the "release" of an unconscious conflict. According to the definition, conflict may or may not be "resolved" if acted upon. For instance, ...
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Thesaurus for types of psychological projections

Preamble Before I go into my answer, I should point out that where the theory of psychological projection originated from Sigmund Freud, his theories are considered by many as pseudoscientific. More ...
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Do the feelings related to Transference always originate from parents?

Short answer Transference is often related to feelings felt toward parents, but not always. Background Transference (Hughes & Kerr, 2000) is the phenomenon whereby we unconsciously transfer ...
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What did Freud intend as the referent of 'Das Es' (Latin: 'id')? Why didn't he name with the referent?

Short answer Freud din't come up with that terminology, he borrowed it from his contemporaries. Background According to wikipedia Freud borrowed the term "das Es" from Georg Groddeck, a German ...
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About Tracking the psychological defense mechanism

The conscious and unconscious aspects of Sigmund Freud's ego-defence mechanisms refer to the awareness of the thought patterns and actions; and how they are affecting the person and those around them. ...
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Freud defense mechanisms combinations with jung Anima/animus archetype

is there any paper on discussion via internet, or ... and which discussed about correlation between those (Freud defence mechanism and Jung archetype. Anima/animus growing levels? Elements of your ...
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Superego and Moral Standards

The Superego is a fairly flimsy concept under empirical scrutiny and is typically measured only in clinical settings. Arlow (1982), notes that the way it is measured or appears is often unreliable and ...
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Can the act of studying more be a defense mechanism?

Whilst I am a defender of Freudian and Neo-Freudian psychology, please be aware that this covers areas of psychology considered by some here to be pseudoscientific. With that in mind, you are right ...
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