In my introduction to Psychology class we have been talking about Freud a lot, particularly the psychosexual development theory.
What are your thoughts on Freud's various theories?
I found a lot of his stuff to be really bizarre and pretty bogus. Its just so strange, and it doesn't really seem to fit any of the psychology theories I've heard of that I like (such as MBTI, although it doesn't relate to it much, other than somethings like "anal" personalities and lazy personalities could be more likely in some types). I think Erikson's theory of development is way better, and that sexuality develops in ways other than what Freud seemed to think (i.e. no six year olds wanting to bang their mom).
The Id, Ego, and Superego isn't bad, but it doesn't seem to capture everything either, and it seems to have some things misplaced/misunderstood, but I can't remember what at the moment, I'll get back to that.
Is it true that he was an awful psychiatrist? I heard that he would tell people they were raped/molested/beaten and that it was a repressed memory even if that wasn't the case.
Is it true that Freud has been widely debunked/discredited in modern psychology?