Behind the Wall of Sleep
A science even younger than archaeology, psychology is still overshadowed by the controversial works of Freud and his unseemly preoccupation with human sexuality. Experimental psychology, with its inquiries into the sources of human behavior, has a much wider acceptance than clinical psychology, whose techniques have so far only met with limited success. Still, most scientists consider psychology a descriptive and anecdotal discipline, not a rigorous science like geology whose propositions can be predicted and proven by physical evidence.
Miskatonic’s department is small but vigorous, and has firm ties to the School of Medicine and to Arkham Sanitarium. Students are often able to interview patients at both institutions. Introductory level courses are very popular with M.U.’s male students, who find Freud’s theories much more interesting than the ones they find in other science courses.