The final chapter of book 1 of the psychology course and this was the week that had me rolling my eyes the most as we looked at psychoanalysis and humanistic psychology. I’d a hard science sort of a person, so this aspect of psychology with all of the associated subjectivity and fuzziness is not for me, especially since it involved Freud (who I thought had been thoroughly debunked). Dream interpretations, self-actualization and encounter groups. I’ve read my fair share of self-help books but can’t take most of this stuff seriously. I’ll study it all in case it comes up in the exam, but this level of subjectivity makes the empiricist in me shudder.
A bonus chapter on consciousness which isn’t being examined but is just provided for fun, and that’s my kind of fun.