Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"You can't study psychology with statistics." -- Freud






"I suggested to Freud that his views on falling dreams might be easily confirmed by statistics. "This is a typical American idea," he said. "You can't study psychology with statistics. Falling has other meanings besides femininity; it may mean giving birth." He was apparently displeased with the suggestion and though I said another word or two in its defense, I soon changed the subject."
-- Joseph Wortis, My Analysis with Freud (1984/1994), p. 86






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