publication . Article . 2018

The Science of Psychoanalysis

Michael Lacewing;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom
Can psychoanalysis take its place in the science that is psychology? I put aside the therapy, and ask about the theory, its evidence and generation. For at the heart of psychoanalysis is a theory about the nature, development and functioning of the human mind, especially in relation to motives. There are a number of features of this theory, in particular the role and nature of unconscious mental states and processes, that makes it recognizably distinct and a competitor with other psychological theories deriving, for instance, from cognitive psychology or neuroscience. For psychoanalysis to qualify as scientific psychology, it needs to generate data that can evid...
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