Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist and psychologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. Although his theories remain controversial until this day, Freud made a lasting impact on Western culture.

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  • Just this aspect of Jung’s procedure, the post-experiment interview, however, had drawn fire. At the time, German experimental psychology was committed methodologically to the technique of controlled self-observation using specially trained observers. Depending on the experiment, the training might be long and laborious; and a well-trained subject, capable of accurate introspection, was considered as valuable as any precision laboratory instrument. In such a climate, it could be readily argued against Jung’s procedure that his subjects, untrained as they were, would not be able to recall accurately what had actually passed through their minds. The pioneering psychologist William Stern, who had earlier criticized Freud for basing his theories on the testimony of hysterics, now weighed in with a trenchant criticism of Jung’s paper “The Reaction-Time Ratio.”

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