Psychoanalyze This: Freud at 150

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photoOne hundred fifty years after his birth, the ghost of Sigmund Freud still haunts us, and for better or worse, still guides us.

If you thought recently about a dream you had and wondered what it meant; if you made a link between a childhood fear and who you are today; if you ever laughed at Woody Allen's self-centered neurosis or cringed at Tony Soprano's troubled relationship with his mother — then you've fallen under the spell of Freud.

Freud opened the mysteries of the mind to exploration. And while many of his theories have been debated and debunked, he remains among the most influential thinkers of the last century.

Hear about the meaning of Freud at one hundred fifty.


Jerry Adler, senior editor, Newsweek Magazine. He wrote the March 27th cover story "Freud in Our Midst."

Robert Michels, University Professor of Psychiatry at Weill (WYLE) Medical College of Cornell University. Supervising Psychoanalyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

E. Fuller Torrey, research psychiatrist, president, Treatment Advocacy Center. Associate director for laboratory research at the Stanley Medical Research Institute. Author of, "Freudian Fraud: The Malignant Effect of Freud's Theory on American Thought and Culture."

Peter Kramer, clinical professor of psychiatry & human behavior, Brown University. Author of "Listening to Prozac," as well as "Against Depression."

This program aired on May 5, 2006.


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