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How do you know that any part of modern psychological theory is anywhere near true?

Psychologists have theorized that there is a subconscious mind. This plays a very critical role in the modern approach to mental illness.
But where is the proof that this claim and claims like it are true? (this is a serious question asked from a scientific point of view, not a religious point of view).

4 COMMENTS

  1. First, define “true”. Then, all the rest is easy and lucid. That is a serious answer from a scientific point of view. LOL

  2. Oh, I believe it.
    I fell down the stairs and my hand caught the rail and held it. I could not have thought that fast.
    There is proof. How can you walk without constantly thinking about it?
    How can you type without doing each character at a time.
    Do you think about each letter as you type?
    How exactly does that work?
    Try to poke yourself in the eye without blinking.
    Why does your body react that way?
    Subconscious things may be just things you do over and over and over again.

  3. The subconscious mind isn’t a theory, it’s scientific fact. Dreams and sleepwalking, “6th-sense” (which are fact, but not in the supernatural way), empathy and guilt, reflexes, even natural operations like heartbeat and breathing are all examples of the subconscious part of the brain operating.

  4. This is not some physical substance which can be shown
    as proof to your eyes. You have to know through your own
    mind.
    Different researchers give different points of view for the
    sub-conscious mind. Why? It is there in the name it self –
    ‘below conscious’ or ‘not knowable by the conscious’.
    Ancient Hindu manuscripts have given much information
    on this topic. Check how much of it is valid by observing
    people:
    Chitta is the component connected with intuition.
    Modern psychologists say that passions have the same
    limitations of senses as they tend toward immediate
    emotional discharge. Chitta is the quick acting
    component of the mind which can be termed as leftist or
    negative thinking part. It is called negative because
    some psychologists felt that it separates the received
    information into pieces, contains unintentional and
    contradictory ideas, and lacks internal organisation,
    inner consistency, and concrete solutions. On the
    contrary, some philosophers thought that this is the
    ‘idealistic view’ of thinking about a problem. Chitta
    is connected with instincts, urges, impulses, desires,
    emotion, imagination, sentiments, passions, caring,
    pleasure, exploration, unconventional ideas, moods,
    insight, superstitions, immodesty, immorality, analysis
    of details, concern about particular features, capacity
    to find novel relationships, unrestrained expressions
    connected with body or mind, molding of past
    experiences into new constellations of meanings,
    creation of artistic, poetic and musical works and the
    like. Seeing a good work of painting or listening to
    music of one’s liking will set waves of emotion in
    Chitta. It helps us to imagine things in new ways. It
    is known that lighter side of life like fun may contain
    silly and ridiculous situations. An artist is said to
    go to the extremes to divorce himself from
    environmental constraints.
    I have written a few papers on these lines. Write to me
    if you want copies of them:
    Dr. V. Siva Prasad
    Retired Professor of Andhra University, India
    profvsprasad@yahoo.co.in

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