Danny’s psychology teacher at Hirsch College, Appleman teaches his students the value of experimental psychology, which must be backed up by data and tests. Danny hates this at first, but after he talks with Appleman comes to realize that he is a kind and smart man. Danny learns about the value of modern scientific reasoning, which greatly differs from his traditional upbringing and original affinity to Freud, through Appleman.
Professor Nathan Appleman Quotes in The Chosen
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Chapter 13 Quotes
Poor Danny, I thought. Professor Appleman, with his experimental psychology, is torturing your mind. And your father, with his bizarre silence – which I still couldn’t understand, no matter how often I thought about it – is torturing your soul.”
Related Characters: Reuven Malter (speaker), Danny Saunders, Reb Isaac Saunders, Professor Nathan Appleman
Related Symbols: Silence
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Professor Nathan Appleman Character Timeline in The Chosen
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...to his dismay at Hirsch this means experimental psychology. The chair of the department, Professor Appleman, dislikes psychoanalysis and Freud. Danny thinks that the test they are doing with rats and... (full context)
Appleman thinks that the followers of Freud are dogmatic. Danny thinks that Freud is a genius,... (full context)
...how a science of psychology would need proof from laboratory findings. Reuven pities Danny because Appleman’s experimental psychology is torturing his mind while his father’s silence is torturing his soul. (full context)
Danny follows Reuven's advice and speaks with Appleman, and tells Reuven that he know realizes that he is a “very fine person.” Appleman... (full context)
...that he will work with people. He will need a doctorate to do this and Appleman has suggested that he attend Columbia. Danny has decided to apply, but he has not... (full context)