I'm just posting this for people who are interested in why I bring this up.
There is a lot here that resonates. I could bring up a lot of things, but one of her points about Sigmund Freud provides food for thought. Freud overreached on a lot of his conclusions. That's not uncommon in a new field that has no knowledge base to work from. Bring up psychology and say the word "Sigmund" and many people will immediately point out that Freud was a nut. Maybe he was. He was also a cocaine user. But many people simply reframe the issue and imply that since Freud was wrong, psychology must be wrong. It's only implied of course, but a meme is established that everything Freud initiated must therefore be wrong. This is the same fallacy we see theists frequently using. They ignore the big picture, and focus on a single issue in an attempt to distract to gain an edge.
We shouldn't do this. Freud was just a pioneer. Darwin made similar mistakes, although he was quicker at owning up to the areas that could not be understood until DNA was discovered, when others could work out the details. Neither of these pioneers did most of the work. Their actual contributions were data poor and pitiful in comparison to what was/is yet to be learned.
I think a lot of people expect too much of pioneers, like they have to get it all right on the first trial, but pioneers crossed rivers in covered wagons. They got stuck in the mud. Many of them died. It was hard and they made uncountable mistakes.
I like to give credit to Freud for his one, and possibly only contribution to psychology. He basically said, "There is a lot more to our minds that effect us in ways that we ignore or deny. We are filled with chaos in areas of our minds that seems out of reach of our consciousness, but I don't believe it's totally out of reach. Some of it can be understood if we want to take a closer look."
He got the ball rolling, just like Darwin. He was ignorant in many areas, just like Darwin. He was premature in trying to explain it all in one fell swoop, but getting the ball rolling is not a small thing, and certainly not a failure.