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  •  Oh yay, the reputation fallacy (2+ / 0-)
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    Paul Rogers, DFWmom

    In my biz (neurodev genetics) the whole field of psychology research is regarded as a well-meaning imitation of science.  It's simply not grounded in the well-defined material entities or phenomena necessary for the real thing at this point.

    •  Just because it's ridiculous? (1+ / 0-)
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      killjoy

      Sounds like someone might be jealous of someone else's superior sexual characteristics, or perhaps intellectual capacity!

      Unfalsifiable 'science' is funny.

    •  The field of psychology and Refrigerator Moms (1+ / 0-)
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      killjoy

      If you look back at history, you see such marvelous psychological theories as "Refrigerator Moms" being the cause for autism.

      The field of psychology has not distinguished itself as a reality based field of scientific inquiry.

      As a mother whose daughter was referred to a psychologist for treatment of a MEDICAL condition (Primary Juvenile Fibromyalgia, inherited from a grandmother), and having actually given it a try and found it to be utterly useless and worse, due to the psychologist's disrespectful behavior towards my child (putting words in her mouth and not listening to what she was saying), I have a very sceptical view of the field of psychology, and of medical doctors who refer patients with actual physiological medical conditions to a psychologist in the hopes that someone can "talk them out of" their illness.

      You'd get as much value out of a nice bottle of snake oil.

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