Posted: Aug 14, 2019 1:39 pm
by ogger
Hermit wrote:
ogger wrote:And I made three posts so far including this, one was about academia so it shouldn't be count as psychology and neuroscience question. And I mentioned just one book so far. Is it possible that I am confused with someone else :scratch:

Three posts in this thread. My reference was to three of your six posts you had made by the time I posted.

ogger wrote:Yes, you are right. I read the modified version. It seems I need to change my textbook.

ogger wrote:
Hermit wrote:Care to tell us your textbook's title and author(s)? If you usually encounter Freudian or Neo-Freudian ideas in it you probably got the wrong one.

The textbook I use is: Personality by Jerry M. Burger. This is the amazon link: ... nskepti-20

ogger wrote:There is this expression at the textbook I study: ...

Looks like three texts to me. Only one was cited, and that only after some prompting. Personally I think it's a good idea to at least provide a link to texts one is basing one's learning on, but maybe that's just me. The reason for that is that others can check it out and comment on your source.

The author of the one you did finish up providing information on, for example, was a professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University for 34 years until his retirement last year. He was well respected and much published, but Santa Clara University was founded by the Jesuits and is still operated by them today. All bachelor degrees it confers require three religious studies courses as part of the academic core, so it wouldn't surprise me if there turned out to be a religiously inspired angle underlying his work and teachings.

This got me wondering if your other sources are of similar bent, and part of the reason why I wrote
Hermit wrote:You mentioned three books in the six posts you made so far, and all of them are a bit on the nose in one way or another. If they were recommended by some individual or school, I suggest you steer clear of them in future and find help from someone with a more rigorously scientific approach to the issues you're trying to learn about.

Thank you for clarification, I'm still using the same book. There had an introduction to Freudian and neo-Freudian theories, but it was more like an historical perspective. It is emphasized that they have no scientific base, no empirical study and can be highly biased. I gave that just as an example at my post.

I will change my textbook, but its already about to be finished. If I first consulted you, I would definitely be started with a different textbook. But still it is a textbook, there are some outdated researches in it but I guess that is something that can happen to every textbook. Otherwise it is based on scientific research and studies. I haven't encountered with any religious themes. Just when talking about Freudian and neo-Freudian theorists, it included their thoughts on it. Such as "Freud called religion a type of collective wish fulfillment.". It was highly objective.

And would you have any comments on my original question?