As opposed to the merits of [insert your fave psych here]??
From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby first confronts its twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to forces of outrageous violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents, and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of the baby's potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful. By the time the new human being is fifteen or so, we are left with a being like ourselves, a half-crazed creature, more or less adjusted to a mad world. This is normality in our present age. ===>R.D. Laing