The Sick Soul

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by Paul Brock  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 17, 2021   

The shaping of modern psychology

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In the United States there are over 100,000 licensed psychologists, and virtually all of them have been trained with a flawed understanding of the very object of their study, which is the human person.

John B. Watson, who is among almost 2,000 members of the American Psychological Society (APS), is the fourth most frequently named psychologist.

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(bottom three) Sigmund Freud, G. Stanley Hall and Carl Jung

Watson, who was president of the American Psychological Association at one point, was a behaviorist, and even wrote a manifesto on it in 1913. This psychological approach is taught in virtually every psychology class, and at its core, said Watson's book, Behaviorism:

"The behaviorist, in his efforts to get a unitary scheme of animal response, recognizes no dividing line between man and brute." 

Some of the key pioneers of modern psychology are Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler and Carl Jung.

Freud, the most frequently cited psychologist according to the APS, grew up in a Jewish home, identified as an atheist and hated religion. Also strongly influenced by the theory of Darwinian evolution, Freud believed every man was driven and motivated by pleasure — specifically, sex.

"The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life," Freud wrote.

Alfred Adler came right after Freud and founded the school of individual psychology.

Freud's successor viewed God as a 'psychological function of man.' 

While Adler was not obsessed with sex like Freud, he theorized that pride motivated every man. He believed everybody had an inferiority complex, which is what drove man to desire nothing but superiority. 

"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority, which constantly presses towards its own conquest," he wrote. 

Early on, Adler defended the Freudian theory and even received an invitation from Freud himself to be part of the "Wednesday Society" — a group that met every Wednesday evening at Freud's house, which gave birth to the psychoanalytic movement.

This theory believes all people possess unconscious thoughts, feelings, desires and memories. However, the theory denies the conscious mind. 

Carl Jung was a part of the "Wednesday Society" as well.

In 1910, Freud proposed Jung, whom he reportedly called his "adopted eldest son, his crown prince and successor," to be president of the International Psychoanalytical Association

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Freud's successor viewed God as a "psychological function of man." Continuing on the existence of God, Jung said, "the human intellect can never answer this question." 

Jung founded analytical psychology — contained in this field is again, the emphasis of the unconscious mind over the conscious mind. Jung also coined the terms introvert and extrovert, saying man is either one of the two. Introverts see the world subjectively while extroverts view it through an objective lens.

The theories Jung held were ultimately rooted in his predecessor, Freud. Along with Adler, these three molded what modern psychology is today.

The organization was founded by G. Stanley Hall in 1892. Hall, a fan of Freud and Jung, was likewise influenced by Darwin and also promoted eugenics.

In 1957, Ven. Fulton J. Sheen broke down the problems with Freud, Adler and Jung.

Today, the American Psychological Association is the largest organization of psychologists in the United States. With an annual budget of $115 million, the APA has its arm in every major institution. 

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Henry Ford

The organization was founded by G. Stanley Hall in 1892. Hall, a fan of Freud and Jung, was likewise influenced by Darwin and also promoted eugenics. Hall not only worked to incorporate eugenic ideology into American schools, but attempted to do so in Christianity as well:

"Love rules the court, the camp, the grove; for 'love is God and God is love' might be the watchword of the new eugenic aspect of Christianity," Hall wrote. 

Eugenics is the murderous practice of weeding out the unfit. This was the backbone of the birth control movement in the United States, Nazi Germany's holocaust, and finally the global abortion industry

The Rockefeller family provided initial funding for the movement (in terms of today's dollars, hundreds of millions). Henry Ford was also a huge proponent, actually serving as an inspiration for Adolph Hitler.

It follows that the APA today promotes abortion as well, even thanking the Supreme Court for legalizing it in 1973.

Also in 1973, the APA declared it would no longer list homosexuality as a "psychiatric disorder." Instead, it would be a "sexual orientation disturbance." The reason? "We feel we have to keep step with times."

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