The Verdict on Freud

@article{Crews1996TheVO,
  title={The Verdict on Freud},
  author={Frederick Campbell Crews},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={7},
  pages={63 - 68}
}
  • F. Crews
  • Published 1 March 1996
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
During the past 25 years, a momentous change has been overtaking the study of Sigmund Freud and his elaborate, engrossing, but ever more controversial creation, psychoanalysis Formerly, authors who deemed Freud worth discussing at book length tended to be either Freudian loyalists or partisans of some variant doctrine that shared at least a few of Freud's depth-psychological premises Their critiques were often selectively astute but rarely rigorous or thoroughgoing No doubt the same can still… 
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