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I will have an iota of respect for your subject when it gets rid of wasters like June McNicholas who publish stupid studies into the effect of taking dogs into business meetings and whether glasses or contact lenses make you more attractive to the opposite sex. She then has the audacity to call this rubbish science! You're right you can't compare chemistry and psychology, in chemistry, quacks don't get senior lectureships.

Do you really think the world would be a better place without psychiatrists and research into behaviour? In fact, do you not think that human behaviour should be researched or studied? Do you think that criminal profiles shouldn't be used in the law? Or that criminal psychologists shouldn't be used to help cases? Are you actually saying that all human activity and occurances if not backed up by scientific evidence should be left unexplained and that psychology should keep the theories and explanations that don't involve biochemistry to itself? If your answer is yes to any of those then you already have an iota of respect for psychology, whether you like it or not.

I don't know the woman who you're talking about, but psychology is not all about seeing the results of unorthodox experiments.
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Do you really think the world would be a better place without psychiatrists and research into behaviour?
Psychiatry and Behavioural Psychology are completely different.

In fact, do you not think that human behaviour should be researched or studied?
Yes, to an extent, however I believe that studies into the effect of bringing dogs into business meetings is a waste of research money that could be better used elsewhere. I also disagree with psychologists insistance that their work should always be considered as true science when it is not.

Do you think that criminal profiles shouldn't be used in the law? Or that criminal psychologists shouldn't be used to help cases?
Mmm, not sure about those ones.

Are you actually saying that all human activity and occurances if not backed up by scientific evidence should be left unexplained and that psychology should keep the theories and explanations that don't involve biochemistry to itself?
Explanations? I think you give the subject too much credit, these are merely hypotheses.

If your answer is yes to any of those then you already have an iota of respect for psychology, whether you like it or not.
Not true, I have little respect for the subject because it tolerates wasting research money on pointless experiments by allowing publication of the results of these experiments in the field's so-called 'reputable' journals. Also its insistence on being classed as a science alongside the likes of chemistry, physics and maths, when major tracts of its central dogma rely on supposition and individual comment - I don't have a problem with this persay (it is perfectly fine in the arts and social sciences), however it cannot be a science when it is so subjective.

I don't know the woman who you're talking about, but psychology is not all about seeing the results of unorthodox experiments.
The experiments are not unorthodox, they are pointless.
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A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children. "You all have obsessions," he observed.

To the first mother he said, "You are obsessed with eating. You even named your daughter Candy."

He turned to the second mom. "Your obsession is money. Again, it manifests itself in your child's name, Penny."

He turned to the third mom. "Your obsession is alcohol and your child's name is Brandy."

At this point, the fourth mother got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered, "Come on, ****, let's go home."
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(Original post by young_free)
Do you really think the world would be a better place without psychiatrists and research into behaviour? In fact, do you not think that human behaviour should be researched or studied? Do you think that criminal profiles shouldn't be used in the law? Or that criminal psychologists shouldn't be used to help cases? Are you actually saying that all human activity and occurances if not backed up by scientific evidence should be left unexplained and that psychology should keep the theories and explanations that don't involve biochemistry to itself? If your answer is yes to any of those then you already have an iota of respect for psychology, whether you like it or not.

I don't know the woman who you're talking about, but psychology is not all about seeing the results of unorthodox experiments.
Psychiatrists are Doctors. They do an MBBS then specialise just like any other hospital doctor.
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Psychiatrists are Doctors. They do an MBBS then specialise just like any other hospital doctor.
i think psychiatrists are getting mixed up with psychologists somewhere along the line.
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i think psychiatrists are getting mixed up with psychologists somewhere along the line.
I know which one I'd send you to see, given the choice.
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I know which one I'd send you to see, given the choice.
what happened to your other account?
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what happened to your other account?
Ah, I grew tired of it, and decided to request that it be banned.

This meant to be my business account, purely for UCAS dilemmas, but I'm bored - and just can't resist fomenting tension with a few select individuals...
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Ah, I grew tired of it, and decided to request that it be banned.
not a bad idea actually, having an account banned *may* discourage use of this site. it's far too addictive for its own good.

(Original post by mobb_theprequel)
This meant to be my business account, purely for UCAS dilemmas
i know, it must be hard....TVU or wolly polly?
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i know, it must be hard....TVU or wolly polly?
Ho, ho!

Well I suppose immediately striking off a certain public school refuge (in a far out wilderness, called the Westcountry) makes things just a little easier...
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Ho, ho!

Well I suppose immediately striking off a certain public school refuge
we're all positive discrimination these days, so it's a pity you're not applying as you'd probably push up our quotas for inner-city comp EEE candidates

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(in a far out wilderness, called the Westcountry)
it's rumoured that the westcountry is getting telephone lines soon so i'll beable to further my internet connection to term times.
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mobb - did you ever find out about the train driving - I would like to know that you have increased your understanding as you decided to make a post on it when you were a bit uncertain.
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mobb - did you ever find out about the train driving - I would like to know that you have increased your understanding as you decided to make a post on it when you were a bit uncertain.
No, but you didn't read my post in the manner that I intended you to. I was basically knocking train driving as being vocational - and not saying that you didn't need to take psychometric tests in the present day.

I admit, I know nothing about train driving, but how is it taxing in the slightest?

Sure, I can see that flying a plane requires some high level(ish) skills, but is that true of driving a train?
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as you decided to make a post on it when you were a bit uncertain.
he'd be spending a hell of a lot of time researching his posts if that were the case.
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he'd be spending a hell of a lot of time researching his posts if that were the case.
Are you trying to suggest that my comments are thrown together?

I'll have you know that every single word I write is reasoned, researched and then painstakingly re-researched.










Cockhead.
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Are you trying to suggest that my comments are thrown together?

I'll have you know that every single word I write is reasoned, researched and then painstakingly re-researched.
Well the one I was on about wasn't. Your others seem quite okay, IMHO.
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Psychiatrists are Doctors. They do an MBBS then specialise just like any other hospital doctor.
True. So based on that psychiatrists prescribe medicines for their patients and if something is wrong they will give them a medical diagnosis based on human biology. Um, no- psychiatrist's work is based on psychology.
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Um, no- psychiatrist's work is based on psychology.
It is based on both psychology and medicine, hence the need for training in both disciplines.
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No, but you didn't read my post in the manner that I intended you to. I was basically knocking train driving as being vocational - and not saying that you didn't need to take psychometric tests in the present day.

I admit, I know nothing about train driving, but how is it taxing in the slightest?

Sure, I can see that flying a plane requires some high level(ish) skills, but is that true of driving a train?
Sorry - I didn't read it in the way you meant it.
I for one am glad there is no degree in train drving - but they do NVQs thesedays - God knows why!!

Academically it is easy. Taxing is concentrating for hours upon end in a cab on your own doing nothing but looking for coloured lights and holding a handle. That is what these tests are for - conectration. From what I've read the tests are tough and I am sure I couldn't do them!
No there is not ver much high level stuff - if anything goes wrong the control will take over and you can stop - unlike a plane.
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degree in David Beckham studies at Chester University - i shall be enrolling this autumn, don't knock it please its a passion and a serious course.
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