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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
...Honestly people...research the freaking field before calling it fake and a scam. Don't just look at the stereotype and decide that everyone in the field is like that.
Originally posted by Incarnated
reply to post by Jenna
If I climb a tree and I pick an apple, while you and five others are below, and then I drop the apple from the tree branch, all of you, (assuming you all have sight), will see that apple fall. It's observable by all.
If I am sitting in a chair, and the five of you are watching me, and I start to eat my own poop, you'll all see me eat poop but none of you will see the thought processes that are behind that illogical action.
Psychologists don't agree. Psychology is a scam. Psychology is a baised matter of personalize opoion based within the understandings created within each observer of the action.
If 5 see the apple fall 5 can know gravity exists.
If 5 see poop being eaten there will be 5 seperate reasonings of why that action happened.
Psychology isn't a science.
No One can Observe another's thought processes.
1. Instrumental injunction. This is an actual practice, an exemplar, a paradigm, an experiment, an ordinance. It is always of the form "If you want to know this, do this."
2. Direct apprehension. This is an immediate experience of the domain brought forth by the injunction, that is, a direct experience or apprehension of data (even if the data is apprehended). William James pointed out that one of the meanings of "data" is direct and immediate experience, and science anchors all of its concrete assertions in such data.
3. Communal confirmation (or rejection). This is a checking of the results - the data, the evidence - with others who have adequately completed the injunctive and apprehensive strands.
Originally posted by TruthParadox
You're correct, by looking at that person, you have no idea what they are thinking. This is not psychology, this is guessing. Psychology, however, gets into that persons head by asking questions concerning their life. Once you see the whole picture, you can see another's thought process. This is because nothing is random. No matter what you do, it is not random, it is based on something in your head. Humans are an equation. Psychology is the study to understand that equation.
Originally posted by peggy m
I beg to differ. As a psychology major, I can attest, I do not believe there is something wrong with any body's heads, especially my own. The problems lie in their beliefs of the world around them and the erroneous actions they take without thinking through the consequences. If psychology is not a science, it will be when I get through with it.
I have come forward to shake the world to it's very core. I am starting with the mind because that is where the problem lives. The mind is not the problem, it is just a host to carry the disease of ignorance and indifference. Both very contagious and very dangerous.