Monday, July 05, 2010

Reader thinks Freud invented zoning out

Here is a NY Times letter:
SIT, or “mind-wandering,” is a phenomenon generated during times of non-purposeful attention. This construct is virtually identical to the concept of free association, discovered by Freud, and most effective during psychoanalytic therapy. How far we have come since 1895, when Freud attempted to develop a comprehensive dynamic neurological theory of psychological functioning.

Leon Hoffman, M.D.
It is funny how these shrinks can pretend that Freud said something useful, when he only said some untestable trivialities.

Another article cites Freud for the idea that it is unhealthy to suppress anger and other emotions.

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