Discussion by: bellap
I am currently in my third year of a psychology degree in Australia, and in every single unit there is a Freud component which I am finding to be extremely frustrating and contradictory. The field of psychology is still in the process of establishing itself as a legitimate science, yet they continue to regurgitate unsubstantiated theories into their teaching literature. I acknowlege that Freud provided a foundation for psychologcial analysis, however he should only be taught in a historical context, not in a theoretical context which is what they are currently doing. Is this a case of teachers just being lazy or is there educational value in Freud's theories?