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Old 11-10-2019, 01:27 AM
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Freudian Slip?


I have wondered for a while now. Is there really such a thing as a Freudian slip? I mean, when people say something that seems to show their hidden intent, is that really subconsciously done? Or is it just coincidence?

I put this in General Questions, because I am assuming psychology is a science now, not just an art. And there is a way of knowing now.

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Old 11-10-2019, 01:34 AM
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I say no. It’s just a coincidentally funny arraignment of words. No hidden intent.
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:39 AM
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Some videos I've seen of people with verbal Tourette's it seems like they can blurt out their actual thoughts though I don't know if it's necessarily always their thoughts on a conscious level.
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I think it's just a case of the listener mis-interpreting the speaker's penis - I mean intent, Mother! I'm all right!
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As to whether or not Freud's theories shed any light on the phenomenon or not, I cannot say.
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I say no. Itís just a coincidentally funny arraignment of words. No hidden intent.
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As to whether or not Freud's theories shed any light on the phenomenon or not, I cannot say.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:43 AM
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Here's a pretty good article on the topic. Short answer: we're not sure. There are some intriguing experiments suggesting that some Freudian slips are connected to repressed thoughts, but other linguistic evidence that a lot of Freudian slips are connected to how the brain produces verbal language out of phonemes.
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:48 AM
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Well, there’s the Ironic Process Theory. Try not to think of something and that is a all you can think about. In stream of conscious speaking, subjects are more likely than not to mention a word or subject they are consciously trying to supresss.
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