A holding page

Ive got a couple of theories circling the blog and when I have got some time later I will give them permission to land.

They arent mine by the way; they are theories that are based on limited scientific evidence, have few variables and yet have taken hold of the popular consciousness without so much as a by-your-leave.

The theorists are Freud and Maslow and for now I will only say this: Freud developed his ideas by mainly studying upper class Austrian ladies in the early 1900s; Maslow studied the top 1% of American college students 60 years ago – yet both theories have been enthusiastically extrapolated out to throw a blanket over us all.

I am no psychologist, but I cant help wondering what the superego would look like out of the drawing room and on the racecourse.

Posted on April 6, 2011, in Be not idle, Consumerism and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Freud is widely been discredited but did open the debate. Most of his ‘patients’ didn’t even meet him and his diagnosis came from letters!

    I like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs! It makes sense to me although when you think about it it’s pretty obvious.

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