Anonymous asked: Why do you detest Freud?
Because I’ve studied Psychology.
Freud’s theories are unscientific, they’re untestable, they’re prone to circular reasoning, and are just… well, nonsense. He got the idea for his theory of the unconscious because he didn’t believe a patient when she told him her father had molested her, his reasoning was ‘a man would never do that, that must be repressed sexual fantasies.’ The vast majority of his so called clinical assessments are useless, because again - they’re based on nonsense. Thanks to him the general public to have this very misinformed view of psychology and as a result he’s set the science back because people assume that all of it is as wishy-washy and unfounded as the theories of a cocaine addict with a mother fixation.
Agree 100% and I think his theories, such as they are, actually continue to set back physiological progress to this day.
I may have once rolled my eyes when a professor mentioned we were going to study Freud and then giggled because I thought she was joking when she said she was a firm believer in Freudian analysis.
She didn’t really like me….
I took a psychology class at a community college in rural NC taught by a badass feminist army veteran. We got to the chapter on Freud and she literally said: “We’re not going to study this because it’s bullshit.” We spent exactly one class discussing why it was bullshit, then moved on to study the scientific method, Milgram and Harlow, and the development of ethical standards in the field of psychology. That is what Freud is to people who actually understand his contribution to the field: a gateway into discussing the way ideas become scientific theories and the ethics surrounding the development of said theories.
Because it’s not science if you literally say, “I don’t trust this woman because lol hysterical vagina syndrome, here’s the only misogynistic explanation for what’s going on, she is totes envious of the penis, haha, fact.”
I’m so glad I’m not the only person who recognizes this
I don’t think there will ever be enough words in any language for me express just how deeply I despise Freud and his so-called “methods” and “theories”.
seriously, i hope satan is shoving a pineapple up his ass as we speak
this is great because I always thought he was a crazy dumbass, and it’s nice to know actual psychologists think that way too
It’s obvious that this dissonance is coming from individuals who don’t understand Freud’s work. It’s a joke that a bunch of high school/community college students who take one bullshit Psych 101 class can bash Freud and discuss his work as if they were actually in the field, or someway involved with Freudian analysis on some academic level. If you honestly believe that Freud was a “coke addict” and “obsessed with his mother” then you clearly don’t get it and I’d strongly suggest just stopping before you continue to make yourself look like a fool. If you actually read his work throughout the entirety of his career, you’d notice how his views, methods, and research changed. He quite often went back to older work and fixed it, updating it to make the findings clearer, more accurate. Of course, anyone with the mentality to hope that “satan is shoving a pineapple up his ass,” should surely discuss one of the most revolutionary thinkers in human history. Yeah, so he got some things wrong. Name me one great mind who didn’t? Freud changed the way we think for good in the same way that Marx and Darwin did. So before you start calling Freud crazy, reducing his extremely complex research to maladroit and erroneous quips that are about as ill-informed as viewers of Fox News, I’d suggest you do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up. Either that, or pick up a copy of Gay’s Freud Reader, which is the best introduction to one of the greatest minds in human history. If Tumblr isn’t the most obvious proof that sex is the root of human behavior, I don’t know what is. It’s the only purpose, biologically speaking (which is the only one that really matters on an objective level), that we have. We’re here to fuck and propagate the species for the pure sake of our denial to believe that our death is the absolute end of us. There’s solace in the idea that children carry on the legacy of their parents. We fuck and then we die. That’s all there is to it. Everything else is just commentary.
Unable to work, he wandered in the streets in a desolate mood, his spirit dusty in a city of fountains and leaky water taps. Water, water everywhere, spouting, flowing, dripping, whispering secrets, love love love, but not for him. If Rome’s so sexy, where’s mine? Fidelman’s Romeless Rome. It belonged least to those who yearned most for it.
—"Still Life," Bernard Malamud
I want for my puff puff.