Psychoanalysis: Valuable Scientific Method or Fetid Dingo’s Kidneys

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Date(s) - 17/05/2016
7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

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The Thornbury Castle

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… or maybe something in between, I am not well informed about psychoanalysis and hope to pick up some ideas and opinions at this gathering.  There seems to be clear benefit in acknowledging that sometimes I have motives for doing something, even when I might be confused myself as to what my motives are.  Sex is the obvious example, I doubt many of us spend our time consciously concerned about the extinction of the species yet often people seem motivated by irrelevant sexual implications in advertising.

Do unconscious, sub conscious or semi conscious drives offer a useful explanation of human behaviour?  Can we recognise these drives and then use them more effectively or more morally?  Other questions will be welcome.