• The Demons of Freud: Studies of psychology's self-fulfilling factor; Buddha We Become what We Think" Unconscious Researcher -Bargh ""Freud demonized the unconscious...that each of us harbored a separate unconscious netherworld of dark, twisted urges". +

    Author(s):
    Charles Peck Jr (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    Cultural Studies, Narrative theory and Narratology, Positive Psychology, Psychology and Neuroscience, Public Philosophy Journal
    Subject(s):
    Motivation (Psychology), Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939, Subconsciousness, Self-fulfilling prophecy, Ideology, Ideology and literature
    Item Type:
    Blog Post
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/bmfc-r246
    Abstract:
    We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. And It is crystal clear that some psychologists play with human consciousness as if it were their toy! Human consciousness is not psychologists' personal plaything! "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." Buddha - "Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit." Laozi - "A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes." Mahatma Gandhi - “We are what our thoughts have made us; so, take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swami Vivekananda The prominent psychologist John Bargh (PhD), in his book, "Before You Know It," observes that "while his [Freud's] emphasis on unconscious drives was without a question a ground shaking insight, in effect Freud demonized the unconscious operations of the normal mind, claiming that each of us harbored a separate unconscious netherworld of dark, twisted urges that we could exorcise only through psychotherapy.....,.In his extensive and detailed theorizing, Freud presented the unconscious mind as a seething cauldron of maladaptive complexes bent on causing trouble and grief. As Buddha noted , We are what we think and we become what we think. Sartre, similar to Bargh, argues that Freudian theory and ideas are "dehumanizing."
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