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Who's the greatest? Minds that changed our minds

Top psychiatrists champion their favourite thinkers on the mind, and it's up to the audience to decide who you think is the best on the couch!

Sigmund Freud is often considered the ‘father of psychoanalysis’ but do you think he is the greatest mind who changed our minds? Freud's pioneering contributions to our understanding of the human mind such as the Oedipus complex, the id, ego and superego changed the way we think about ourselves and others. Carl Jung, however often disagreed with Freud and established an alternative school of thought, which he called analytical psychology, whereby an individual can be classed as in introvert or extrovert, perceiving experience through sensing, feeling, thinking, or intuition - only one of these being dominant in any individual. Psychoanalysis or analytical psychology? Or do you prefer to conform to anti-psychiatry as asserted by R D Laing, where psychiatric patients are merely individuals who do not ascribe to the same conventional belief system, or consensus reality, shared by most people in their particular culture?

Whether you are Freudian, Jungian, Laingian or other, come and listen to the experts from the Institute of Psychiatry state their case and then decide who is the greatest mind that changed our minds for yourself in this interactive event.


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Date and Time:

27 April 2006 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Franklin-Wilkins Building, KCL
King's College London (Waterloo Campus)
150 Stamford Street

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Organised by:

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
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£8/£5 concessions

Available from:

The Ri Events Team on 020 7409 2992 or www.rigb.org

Additional Information:

In association with the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

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