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13th Jul '16 1:41:45 PM lucy24
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* In ''I Never Promised You A Rose Garden'', the main character is “cured” of schizophrenia by talk therapy. Weirder still, the book was inspired by a true story--but the author didn’t know how it ended. [[spoiler: The bond between doctor and patient was so strong that the doctor’s beliefs were incorporated into the patient’s delusional system; she stopped hallucinating because that was the doctor’s reality. When the real-life doctor died, her real-life patient slipped right back into psychosis.]]
7th Jul '16 12:55:12 PM unokkun
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** Also, Koizumi is fond of explaining Haruhi's and everyone else's behavior through Freudian psychology. Justified in that that's not his job. Also, he mostly stays clear of {{Freudian Excuse}}s and seems to use Freud's actual theories, not TheThemeParkVersion.
19th Jun '16 10:47:42 AM Ebrbfureh
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* In ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's]]'', one of the duelists, Professor Frank, is a psychologist and a hypnotist, whose cards (most notably Id the Superdemonic Lord, aka [[{{Bowdlerize}} Ido the Supreme Magical Force]]) are a ShoutOut to Freudian Psychology (specifically, Psychonanalysis) -- especially easy seeing as he's dueling a little girl, and his calm demeanor quickly leaves [[TalkativeLoon him talking like a lunatic]] when they both enter the SpiritWorld, and on top of that his star monster (the aforementioned Id) is in itself an extra ShoutOut to the monster of the same name from Film/ForbiddenPlanet.

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* In ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's]]'', one of the duelists, Professor Frank, is a psychologist and a hypnotist, whose cards (most notably Id the Superdemonic Lord, aka [[{{Bowdlerize}} Ido the Supreme Magical Force]]) are a ShoutOut to Freudian Psychology (specifically, Psychonanalysis) -- especially Psychonanalysis)—especially easy seeing as he's dueling a little girl, and his calm demeanor quickly leaves [[TalkativeLoon him talking like a lunatic]] when they both enter the SpiritWorld, and on top of that his star monster (the aforementioned Id) is in itself an extra ShoutOut to the monster of the same name from Film/ForbiddenPlanet.



* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Played for laughs. When Ching tells Shinji she wants to talk about his father issues and counsel him she begins their talk by paroding Freud, donning glasses, a pipe and asking him about his father with a bad German accent:

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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Played for laughs. When Ching tells Shinji she wants to talk about his father issues and counsel him she begins their talk by paroding parodying Freud, donning glasses, a pipe and asking him about his father with a bad German accent:



* Used in ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure''. [[JustifiedTrope By Freud himself, no less.]] It helps that it's actually Ted's ''stepmother'' that's giving him the complex - his father's second wife who happens to be only a few years older than him.

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* Used in ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure''. [[JustifiedTrope By Freud himself, no less.]] It helps that it's actually Ted's ''stepmother'' that's giving him the complex - his complex—his father's second wife who happens to be only a few years older than him.
17th May '16 8:52:48 PM Bionicman
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* This article explains [[http://io9.com/why-freud-still-matters-when-he-was-wrong-about-almost-1055800815 "Why Freud Still Matters Even Though He Was Wrong About Almost Everything."]] Essentially, although Freud's major ideas such as the Oedipus Complex and the ego/superego/id have been long since discredited by academic researchers, the underlying ''concepts,'' such as the fact that we're driven to some extent by our unconscious minds, are still the scientific basis for all psychology and even neuroscience.

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* This article explains [[http://io9.com/why-freud-still-matters-when-he-was-wrong-about-almost-1055800815 "Why Freud Still Matters Even Though He Was Wrong About Almost Everything."]] Essentially, although Freud's major ideas such as the Oedipus Complex and the ego/superego/id have been long since discredited by academic researchers, the underlying ''concepts,'' such as the fact that we're driven to some extent by our unconscious minds, are still the scientific basis for all psychology and even neuroscience.psychology.
15th Apr '16 4:55:50 PM Doug86
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* In TheDCU's ''Kid Eternity'', the titular character, who can summon the spirits of the dead, brings in Freud ''and'' Jung to analyze him when he thinks he might be crazy. They spend so much time arguing with each other, each insult reflecting modern opinion of their theories, that Kid eventually figures himself out completely independent of them.

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* In TheDCU's Franchise/TheDCU's ''Kid Eternity'', the titular character, who can summon the spirits of the dead, brings in Freud ''and'' Jung to analyze him when he thinks he might be crazy. They spend so much time arguing with each other, each insult reflecting modern opinion of their theories, that Kid eventually figures himself out completely independent of them.
10th Apr '16 7:42:28 AM Bisected8
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** Many Christian denominations feel the same way, leading some to become psychologists who are licensed but place their knowledge in a Biblical context, rather than a secular one. Unfortunately, this can lapse into pseudoscientific territory, such as [[CureYourGays "conversion therapy."]] Similar therapies aimed at making transpeople identify with their physical sex have also been used, causing controversy, and are banned in some parts of the US.

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** Many Christian denominations feel the same way, leading some to become psychologists who are licensed but place their knowledge in a Biblical context, rather than a secular one. Unfortunately, this can lapse into pseudoscientific territory, such as [[CureYourGays "conversion therapy."]] Similar therapies aimed at making transpeople transgender people identify with their physical assigned at birth sex have also been used, causing controversy, and are banned in some parts of the US.
9th Apr '16 8:05:20 PM Theriocephalus
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** Many Christian denominations feel the same way so they have developed Christian Psychologists who are licensed but place their knowledge in a Biblical context, rather than a secular one. Unfortunately, this can lapse into pseudoscientific territory, such as [[CureYourGays "conversion therapy."]] Similar therapies aimed at making transpeople identify with their physical sex have also been used, causing controversy, and are banned in some parts of the US.

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** Many Christian denominations feel the same way so they have developed Christian Psychologists way, leading some to become psychologists who are licensed but place their knowledge in a Biblical context, rather than a secular one. Unfortunately, this can lapse into pseudoscientific territory, such as [[CureYourGays "conversion therapy."]] Similar therapies aimed at making transpeople identify with their physical sex have also been used, causing controversy, and are banned in some parts of the US.



* In academia, his importance in the basic 101 of psychology (that people who don't go into psychology any further will only know), means that Freud is taken more seriously in the humanities and literature department than in the psychology department (inversely, a lot of writers and novelists intentionally introduces Freudian themes into their writings, which leads to further Freudian criticism on the part of the academics). The psychology applied in sociology, gender studies and other tangentially related fields can be biased towards basic Freud, whose denial of a genetic/uninfluenced impact on behavior fits the ''{{society is to blame}}'' approach most sociology teachers take perfectly.

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* In academia, his importance in the basic 101 of psychology (that only course people who don't go into psychology any further will only know), take), means that Freud is taken more seriously in the humanities and literature department than in the psychology department (inversely, a lot of writers and novelists intentionally introduces Freudian themes into their writings, which leads to further Freudian criticism on the part of the academics). The psychology applied in sociology, gender studies and other tangentially related fields can be biased towards basic Freud, whose denial of a genetic/uninfluenced impact on behavior fits the ''{{society is to blame}}'' approach most sociology teachers take perfectly.
27th Mar '16 10:59:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's]]'', one of the duelists, Professor Frank, is a psychologist and a hypnotist, whose cards (most notably Id the Superdemonic Lord, aka [[{{Bowdlerize}} Ido the Supreme Magical Force]]) are a ShoutOut to Freudian Psychology (specifically, Psychonanalysis) -- especially easy seeing as he's dueling a little girl, and his calm demeanor quickly leaves [[TalkativeLoon him talking like a lunatic]] when they both enter the SpiritWorld, and on top of that his star monster (the aforementioned Id) is in itself an extra ShoutOut to the monster of the same name from ForbiddenPlanet.

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* In ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's]]'', one of the duelists, Professor Frank, is a psychologist and a hypnotist, whose cards (most notably Id the Superdemonic Lord, aka [[{{Bowdlerize}} Ido the Supreme Magical Force]]) are a ShoutOut to Freudian Psychology (specifically, Psychonanalysis) -- especially easy seeing as he's dueling a little girl, and his calm demeanor quickly leaves [[TalkativeLoon him talking like a lunatic]] when they both enter the SpiritWorld, and on top of that his star monster (the aforementioned Id) is in itself an extra ShoutOut to the monster of the same name from ForbiddenPlanet.Film/ForbiddenPlanet.
2nd Mar '16 6:46:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played completely straight in ''Film/TheSnakePit'', where a psychiatrist cures a patient with a serious case of schizophrenia by using the classic Freudian "talking cure". No medication was required.
** TruthInTelevision at the time, part of a movement in psychiatry. Yesterday's "schizophrenia", however, was often today's "depression" or "anxiety disorder". The definition has changed radically.

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* Played completely straight in ''Film/TheSnakePit'', where a psychiatrist cures a patient with a serious case of schizophrenia by using the classic Freudian "talking cure". No medication was required.
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required. TruthInTelevision at the time, part of a movement in psychiatry. Yesterday's "schizophrenia", however, was often today's "depression" or "anxiety disorder". The definition has changed radically.



* ''Series/TheSopranos'': In the series premiere, Tony, as part of a larger rant on how he has to keep his therapeutic sessions with Dr. Melfi a secret, says: "I had a semester and a half of college, so I ''understand'' Freud. I understand therapy, as a ''concept''. But in my world it does ''not'' go down!" The rest of the show is very good about it, but it figures that Tony, more given to malapropisms and pop-culture misunderstandings of complex topics, would immediately jump to Freud when thinking of psychology and psychiatry.
** Some of Tony's sessions discussed concepts linked with Freud in the collective consciousness, such as hinting at a sexual attraction towards his mother.

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* ''Series/TheSopranos'': In the series premiere, Tony, as part of a larger rant on how he has to keep his therapeutic sessions with Dr. Melfi a secret, says: "I had a semester and a half of college, so I ''understand'' Freud. I understand therapy, as a ''concept''. But in my world it does ''not'' go down!" The rest of the show is very good about it, but it figures that Tony, more given to malapropisms and pop-culture misunderstandings of complex topics, would immediately jump to Freud when thinking of psychology and psychiatry.
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psychiatry. Some of Tony's sessions discussed concepts linked with Freud in the collective consciousness, such as hinting at a sexual attraction towards his mother.



* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Dr. Lance Sweets is the FBI psychologist assigned to evaluate Dr. Brennan and Agent Booth's working relationship. In addition to fulfilling every other annoying HollywoodPsych stereotype, he also relies heavily on Freudian language in his practice, referring to Oedipal attachments and various other discredited theories. It's no wonder Brennan constantly reminds us that she hates psychology, if this is the only type of psychology that she sees.

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* In ''Series/{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
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Dr. Lance Sweets is the FBI psychologist assigned to evaluate Dr. Brennan and Agent Booth's working relationship. In addition to fulfilling every other annoying HollywoodPsych stereotype, he also relies heavily on Freudian language in his practice, referring to Oedipal attachments and various other discredited theories. It's no wonder Brennan constantly reminds us that she hates psychology, if this is the only type of psychology that she sees.



* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' episode "Pretty Little Picture"

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* ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' ''Series/DesperateHousewives'': In the episode "Pretty Little Picture"Picture", Bree's psychologist tells her that many of Freud's theories have been disproven (which pleases her).



** The episode actually averts this trope, as Bree's psychologist tells her that many of Freud's theories have been disproven (which pleases her).
** This is actually a meta-reference. After she left ''Series/MelrosePlace'', Marcia Cross earned a masters degree in psychology. She was thinking of starting a career in psychotherapy when she was cast as Bree.



** To be fair, in the dream the teacher also made her kiss Riley on the desk as a demonstration, but Buffy probably doesn't think that's a regular part of a psychology class. The Freud reference could have simply been more dream randomness--or even a link to the fast-approaching sexytimes.



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leslie Winkle suggests Penny is escaping into the {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan'' as a result of sexual frustration. When Leonard disagrees, saying it is only to raise her self esteem and has nothing to do with sex, Leslie replies, "Everything has to do with sex."
** Not to mention Leonard's mother, who is supposedly a world-renowned psychologist but extrapolates from Howard's dependency on his mother and Raj's inability to talk to women that they're [[HoYay subconsciously homosexual]]. This is despite acknowledging that many of his theories are outdated.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
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Leslie Winkle suggests Penny is escaping into the {{MMORPG}} ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan'' as a result of sexual frustration. When Leonard disagrees, saying it is only to raise her self esteem and has nothing to do with sex, Leslie replies, "Everything has to do with sex."
** Not to mention Leonard's mother, who is supposedly a world-renowned psychologist but extrapolates from Howard's dependency on his mother and Raj's inability to talk to women that they're [[HoYay subconsciously homosexual]]. This is despite acknowledging that many of his theories are outdated.



* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Data visits a holodeck version of Freud when he starts having nightmares and tries to make sense of their meaning. Holodeck Freud immediately jumps to father issues, but Data notes that he never met his father. Nor does he have a mother. Part of his nightmares was an image of him cutting into the shoulder of a Troi-shaped cake (causing him to assault her in the real world unintentionally, attacking a parasite he was 'subconsciously' aware of). At the end of the episode, Troi reverses this and presents Data with a Data-shaped cake. Data starts to slice into it, then pauses, and wonders at the symbolism before Troi adds, "Sometimes, Data, a cake is just a cake."
** The Freudian episode actually subverts this; when Data informs Troi of his session with the good doctor, she's very distraught as psychological theory and research has advanced hundreds of years since his era (it would be the equivalent of asking a Holodeck version of Isaac Newton for help on a paper on the physics of starships). When he leaves, she says "Next time, please come to me before you see Sigmund."

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* In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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Data visits a holodeck version of Freud when he starts having nightmares and tries to make sense of their meaning. Holodeck Freud immediately jumps to father issues, but Data notes that he never met his father. Nor does he have a mother. Part of his nightmares was an image of him cutting into the shoulder of a Troi-shaped cake (causing him to assault her in the real world unintentionally, attacking a parasite he was 'subconsciously' aware of). At the end of the episode, Troi reverses this and presents Data with a Data-shaped cake. Data starts to slice into it, then pauses, and wonders at the symbolism before Troi adds, "Sometimes, Data, a cake is just a cake."
** The Freudian episode actually subverts this;
Subverted when Data informs Troi of his session with the good doctor, she's very distraught as psychological theory and research has advanced hundreds of years since his era (it would be the equivalent of asking a Holodeck version of Isaac Newton for help on a paper on the physics of starships). When he leaves, she says "Next time, please come to me before you see Sigmund."



** However, many of the [=UnSubs=]' stories were crafted with Freudian psychology in mind-a good many of them were abused or warped as children, which eventually caused them to be warped in the present. The show is careful, though, to make sure that those backstories aren't the sole cause of the [=UnSubs=]' actions, as well as showing that people can have less than stellar childhoods and still be model citizens (best example: the BAU is filled with tortured souls, none more prevalent than Reid's).



* Cleverly parodied/subverted on ''NotGoingOut'': at Kate's insistence, Lee reluctantly agrees to see a Californian therapist for one session. After answering her questions with his typical hurricane of witty quips and innuendos, she says she'd like to talk about his mother, leading to this exchange:

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* Cleverly parodied/subverted on ''NotGoingOut'': ''Series/NotGoingOut'': at Kate's insistence, Lee reluctantly agrees to see a Californian therapist for one session. After answering her questions with his typical hurricane of witty quips and innuendos, she says she'd like to talk about his mother, leading to this exchange:



* Parodied in Canadian TV series ''Series/{{StudentBodies}}'', as the protagonist, cartoonist Cody Miller, is called out for his frequent usage of Freud in his cartoons because "it's the only (psychologist) he can draw."

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* Parodied in Canadian TV series ''Series/{{StudentBodies}}'', ''Series/StudentBodies'', as the protagonist, cartoonist Cody Miller, is called out for his frequent usage of Freud in his cartoons because "it's the only (psychologist) he can draw."



* EugeneONeill's play ''MourningBecomesElectra''--itself a modernized (circa UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar) adaptation of Aeschylus' ''Theatre/TheOresteia''--is swarming with Freudianism. Lavinia (the modern equivalent of Electra), just for starters, won't shut up about how much she loves her father, and won't hear anything against him.

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* EugeneONeill's Creator/EugeneONeill's play ''MourningBecomesElectra''--itself ''Theatre/MourningBecomesElectra''--itself a modernized (circa UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar) adaptation of Aeschylus' ''Theatre/TheOresteia''--is swarming with Freudianism. Lavinia (the modern equivalent of Electra), just for starters, won't shut up about how much she loves her father, and won't hear anything against him.
20th Feb '16 3:48:43 AM JulianLapostat
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-> ''If often he was wrong and at times absurd\\
To us he is no more a person\\
Now but a climate of opinion.''
-->-- '''Creator/WHAuden''', "In Memory of Sigmund Freud" (1940)



''Ching nodded. “That’s good to hear, but still, I’m willing to bet you’ll benefit from talking to me about it some. And with that in mind,” Ching reached her right hand into her left cuff and pulled out a neat packet of wires that sprang out into a pair of round-rimmed glasses when she snapped her wrist. She placed them on her face and repeated the gesture with her left hand and right cuff to somehow produce a small pipe. She placed that in her mouth and blew a couple of bubbles out of it. “Zo, tell me about you fadda,” she said with a terribly faked Vienna accent.''

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''Ching nodded. “That’s good to hear, but still, I’m willing to bet you’ll benefit from talking to me about it some. And with that in mind,” Ching reached her right hand into her left cuff and pulled out a neat packet of wires that sprang out into a pair of round-rimmed glasses when she snapped her wrist. She placed them on her face and repeated the gesture with her left hand and right cuff to somehow produce a small pipe. She placed that in her mouth and blew a couple of bubbles out of it. “Zo, “Zo, tell me about you fadda,” she said with a terribly faked Vienna accent.''
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