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Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts. ---->>>

I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it.

I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it.

If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad. ---->>>

There thus appears to be an inverse correlation between recovery and psychotherapy; the more psychotherapy, the smaller the recovery rate. ---->>>

They show that roughly two-thirds of a group of neurotic patients will recover or improve to a marked extent within about two years of the onset of their illness, whether they are treated by means of psychotherapy or not. ---->>>

In our tabulation of psychoanalytic results, we have classed those who stopped treatment together with those not improved. This appears to be reasonable; a patient who fails to finish his treatment, and is not improved, is surely a therapeutic failure. ---->>>

In general, certain conclusions are possible from these data. They fail to prove that psychotherapy, Freudian or otherwise, facilitates the recovery of neurotic patients. ---->>>


Nationality: German
Born: 03-04, 1916
Die: 09-04, 1997
Occupation: Psychologist

Hans Jürgen Eysenck, PhD, DSc (; 4 March 1916 – 4 September 1997) was a German-born psychologist who spent his professional career in Great Britain. He is best remembered for his work on intelligence and personality, though he worked in a wide range of areas within psychology. At the time of his death, Eysenck was the living psychologist most frequently cited in the peer-reviewed scientific journal literature (wikipedia)