Rorschach & Freudians: Crash Course Psychology #21

Rorschach & Freudians: Crash Course Psychology #21



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Herman Rorschach (no, not the guy from Watchmen) came up with the eponymous tests, but what do they mean? Why are we so fascinated with them despite the division in the world of Psychology? Hank tackles these topics as we take a closer look at personality in this episode of Crash Course Psychology.


Table of Contents

Personality Theory 02:16:12
Psychoanalytic Theory 02:52:11
Neo-Freudians 07:44:00
Humanistic Theory 09:31:02


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July 8, 2014 / 38 Comments / by / in
  • Really good teaching!

  • Hank had a Freudian slip:"My boyfriend"

  • After learning about the Oedipus Complex, the term "Mama's Boy" takes on a whole new meaning. O_O

  • Who tf is mad they can't experience birth, one of the most painful experiences in life.

  • wait…penis envy is a scientific term???

  • oh man
    its totally my personal opinion,
    i just think u put alot of infos ,big words and new definitions into a short vid compared to ur presenting rate lol
    like i realy tried to keep up with all that awesome NEW things u're saying but it was difficult for me which eventually made me endup with the minimal to what u actually presented

  • What's up with Freud, too much coke? Haha love his theories regardless of them not being scientifically accurate, it helps understand the un-understandable

  • Freuds concept of the id totally helps explain why all people care about is food, sex, power, and money. We deep down are merely animals with simple desires, like the low level of the hierarchy of needs

  • I think people try to just brush Freud's theories off cause they're afraid to admit the disgusting impulsive thoughts that go through our minds. While not admirable, they're a part of who we are. That's why people love GTA and porn and hunting

  • When the AP psych test is tomorrow and you're trying to teach yourself a years worth of psychology in 4 hours

  • Herman Rorschach looks like such a modern bro.

  • Roschach's Journal: October 12th, 1985

    Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face.

    The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown.

    The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"… and I'll look down and whisper "No.

  • This guy is so f*ing stressfull to watch. I'm feeling chocked not seeing him catch a breath or making a pause, diarrhea speed talk. Such a retarted narration and editing, attention keeping ovekill…

  • my answer was blobs for everyone, also i have life long intellectualization on top of aspergers

  • were girls also thought to be attracted to their mother?

  • I don't think this video really touched the penis…..envy complex

  • GOD I LOVE CARL ROGERS. sorry, got excited

  • Had to check the urban dictionary to confirm a squashed frog is what I thought it was, don't think hank was aware of that when making this episode. Great episode though, huge fan of the series.

  • Dear god I hate Psychodynamics. Thank you for making it somewhat bearable by addressing stupid elephants in the room such as its lack of empirical evidence and logic.

  • anyone elses screen glitch at penis envy, why?

  • I love it !!!

  • Feminist psychology. What a fuckin joke.

  • A while ago in class, we read Lord of the Flies. After completing the book, we discussed how Id vs Ego and how they played a role within the boys on the island. I know in the Crash Course on this book John speaks against Golding's views on society, saying how it was tainted due to his experiences in war. Yet, I would say, for people who enjoy psychology as much as I do, I suggest reading Lord of the Flies and thinking about how Freud's ideas on personality, and the brain in general, effect the characters.

  • very god

  • I'm addicted to this series. I wonder if there are any INTP'S out there ( Myers Briggs personality test) watching this for fun out there like me. I wonder how all this stuff relates to commonplace books because it seems like some of the ideas were from psychology on the organization factor of it. Commonplace books existed before the 19th century though. I lost my thought.Thought Salad…

  • The ink blots remind me of that one disney movie where the main character had to say the first thing that came to mind while going through the alphabet.His master did that so he could check whether he was keeping any secrets.

  • I was intrigued until I spotted the PFUDOR. Now I'm just trying to contain my intense and undying love for this channel.

  • Freud (Blessed Almighty) is are only path on Earth to the heavenly realms of Caodai. He is the supreme leader. Who can transcend the human mind.

  • Father Freud

    Father Freud

  • Father Freud Blessed Almighty does not Ignore the disbelieving as he has yet to enter their minds with his ever glowing consciousness.

  • Father Freud (Blessed Almighty) Has conquered the minds of 1 billion people once he is received by another billion we will all be saved.

  • Please read the Saviours Works of Salvation until he saves us.

  • Freud's theories have been dismissed because it is easy to dismiss them, but the unconscious mind is the most surreal thing there is, you cannot simply say that things like penis envy are illogical and thus not true, because the unconscious mind is not logical in such a sense.

  • Psychoanalysis, like Marxism, is a cult. It has confessions, dogmas and symbols, esoteric and exoteric versions of the doctrine, converts and apostates, priests and scholastics and a ritual of exorcism. It is occulted and pagan with its dream interpretation, demonological worship of sexual perversion and reduces man to a materialistic, neurotic state of meaninglessness. But go ahead, get on the couch and start the healing process if you like. No big deal.

  • 4:54 good thing I have a big ego, wait a second…

  • Could this be anymore oversimplified? You just copy and pasted the first thing you found on the internet into the script, huh?

  • Praise Freud and all his prophets including Marc Bolan, Sextus Octus, Barry Gibb & Timo Glock.

  • A teacher I had said something so funny I always remembered "Freud was the kinkiest coke head who thought all little girls wanted a penis"

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