chapter  IX
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The Broader Scope of Psycho-analysis

NUMEROUS allusions have been made to the fact that from a very early date Freud began to become aware of the broader implications of his discoveries. Psychology is indeed basic, not merely to psychiatry but to all the sciences that deal with man, and so any fundamental contribution to psychology must necessarily have a wide range of applicability. In a paper he wrote in 1913, called 'The Claims of Psycho-analysis to Scientific Interest', Freud showed that psycho-analysis had already been applied to a variety of different fields, including psychology, philology, philosophy, biology, child development, the history of civilization, aesthetics, sociology, and education.