What do you think of when you hear the word therapy? Some people imagine divorced couples trying to hash out their problems. Others imagine hypnosis. However, most people I know imagine the Freudian stereotype of a person lying on a couch talking about their childhood. This quarter was introduced as the “self” section of Self, Culture, and Society, … More World-Making Libido vs. Deterministic Ego: How the Therapeutic Process Has Retained Many of its First Foundations
I recently came across an online test called “Are you a Pervert?” Here are some of the questions: You’re staying at your friends house and their older sibling left his/her dirty underwear laying out, what would you do? You see an Apple pie on the counter, what comes to mind? I find those questions somehow alluding … More Freedom and Domination: Do perverts have more freedom?
Sigmund Freud, as conveyed in his seminal work Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis, was convinced that the bourgeois families of his era were developing illnesses that were psychological and caused by the very repression that was considered moral and valued in his time. He concluded that European society itself was what was making these people sick. Here the dyad … More Freedom and domination in Freud’s Victorian world