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Textbook definition of psychology says “The scientific study of the human mind and its function.” Before the 1860s many people did not consider psychology a real science. Some reasons are, people accept theories like Freud’s where in the early 1800s. My second reasons are that, psychology doesn’t define its terminology well enough to be considered a science. My last reason is the psychology relies too heavily on subjective experience. During the 1800s most people were unfamiliar with psychology. Early psychologists’ works and theories of that time, were most likely regarded as non- sciencintific. In the 1860s people held very conservative opinions and points of view. Freudian theories, for example were probably shocking to lay people who were unaccustomed to discussions about sexual development.
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