Sigmund Freud was right about a lot of things, but he also was wrong
about a lot of
things. For example, he thought that there were only two
fundamental motivations: sex and aggression. Bloggers know
better, as this xkcd panel illustrates...
If it's the internet, it's already sex and aggression.
And, it's YOU!
No serious person believes anything Freud came up with regarding sexuality. Thoroughly unscientific and disrespectful to the human condition.
More than anything else Freud was a radical idealist. It is undeniable that he was wrong about many psychological principles, yet his claims managed to break a stagnant mindset in the field as a whole. Perhaps his reasoning and scientific method lack legitimacy, but the men and women who have based a lifetime of work to disprove his claims have furthered psychology at a remarkable pace. It is possible to argue that Freud is the father of modern psychology. Freud has impacted all of our lives in a positive manner despite his lack of authentic research.