Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Great Description of Freudian Psychology

Dennis, Wendy (2005). Why Psychoanalysis Matters. The Walrus, September, 2005, pp 36--45.

I love how this article describes Freudian psychology:

"As Freud saw it, we basically spend our lives unconsciously replaying a tired old script memorized in childhood through endless rehearsals with our parents and siblings. We leave home but we never really move on. We just take the show on the road, casting everyone we meet in supporting roles while we play the part of Macaulay Culkin."