Hans Jürgen Eysenck (1916-1997) was an English psychologist of German origin, specialized in the study of personality.
Eysenk studied the personality in those traits or factors that are genetic, inheritable. He isolated those factors that do not change, that are stable and that are part of the personality structure. Although they are genetic or hereditary factors, when they are in contact with the environment, according to their theory, they can be attenuated or accentuated, depending on the case. On the other hand, I believed that by isolating these genetic factors we can reach the deepest structure of the personality, the most primitive.
Famous quotes by Hans Eysenck
If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, something is wrong.
Personality is largely determined by genes.
It is the more or less stable and lasting organization of a person's character, temperament, intellect and physicality, which determines their unique adaptation to the environment.
I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, which is the truth as he sees it.
Scientists, especially when they leave the particular field in which they specialize, are just as ordinary, cowardly and unreasonable as everyone else, and their unusually high intelligence only makes their prejudices even more dangerous.
There is nothing more terrible than ignorance in action. Believing a thing based on insufficient evidence is always a mistake, everywhere it is about who it is. People who believe in absurdities will commit atrocities.
Science, in the end, is dynamite: There are signs that the effects of the industrial revolution may be small next to those of the psychological revolution.
Sigmund Freud was undoubtedly a genius; not of science, but of propaganda; not from rigorous proof, but from persuasion.
If you admit that silencing your opponent by force wins an intellectual argument, then you admit the right to silence people by force.
There seems to be an inverse correlation between recovery and psychotherapy; The more psychotherapy, the lower the recovery rate.
Tactics and diplomacy are fine in international and political relations, perhaps even in business; In science only the facts.
In general, the philosophers of science agree that important contributions that have a revolutionary impact on science are often inadequate from a methodological point of view, reveal many anomalies and, in fact, can be erroneous.
Psychotherapy is the prostitution of friendship.
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