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Can you tell me how psychology has evolved over the 20th century, and how has Freud's discipline changed over the years?
-- Diana Williams (email@example.com), October 23, 2001
You seem to be calling psychology "Freud's discipline" here. I think that would be a serious error. Some psychologists don't consider Freud to have been a psychologist at all. Psychoanalysis was Freud's field. Most psychologists are willing to consider psychoanalysis as a branch or subdiscipline of psychology, but certainly not the whole thing. The disciplines -- psychology or psychoanalysis -- have changed dramatically over the course of the past century. I recommend that you read a history of psychology text (Ray Fancher's _Pioneers of Psychology_ is particularly readable), and/or a history of psychoanalysis (I'm afraid I can't recommend any off the top of my head that will cover developments during the last part of the 20th century, though Ellenberger's _Discovery of the Unconscious_ (1970) is a standard reference.
-- Christopher Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 2001.