Is psychology bull****?

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I studied psychology for six lessons when starting college. After just six lessons, I quit, I was sick to the bone (or mind) of the constant Freudian crap that the teacher kept spouting. The books I read on psychology all went along similar lines of dreams, subconscious and sex-drive. The three main parts of a mind. I am just wondering how a subject like psychology exists in the modern world with its almost mystic guess work?
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Only the majority of it.
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Derren Brown tho.

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No, Psychology has its own merits. Though, I would never rate it above Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology
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Derren Brown tho.

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LOL
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Well, a lot of the studies nowadays use only students as subjects. Think of that what you will.
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LOL
That guy scares me.

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There is a definite problem with publication bias within psychology. I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's all crap, only that a lot of results can't easily be replicated.
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(Original post by majmuh24)
Derren Brown tho.

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What a lad. I'm terrified he could make me murder someone though :lol:
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What a lad. I'm terrified he could make me murder someone though :lol:
I've read his books and the stuff he says in them seems very scientific, but I expect there is some trickery involved. Still need to watch that one :lol:.

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'Advice on everyday issues'

Very relevant
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(Original post by majmuh24)
I've read his books and the stuff he says in them seems very scientific, but I expect there is some trickery involved. Still need to watch that one :lol:.

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I think some of the stuff only works on people who are particularly 'weka minded' and believe what he is going to do will work.
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'Advice on everyday issues'

Very relevant
It is if you study psychology. People must tell then it's bull**** everyday :lol:
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It is if you study psychology. People must tell then it's bull**** everyday :lol:

:lol: very true!
Though I've got to say that I don't think there's anything wrong with the subject
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(Original post by mynameisntbobk)
:lol: very true!
Though I've got to say that I don't think there's anything wrong with the subject
I think a lot of it is pseudoscience but there is also some which is useful.
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I agree Freud is full of s*** but Psychology gets really interesting at A2, for example learning cognitive and biological explanations of Schizophrenia, the psychological therapies used to treat Sz, learning about ECT and neural and social psychological explanations of Aggression I found very interesting..
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Modern neuropsychology, no. Psychiatric Freudian rubbish, yes.
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I think some of the stuff only works on people who are particularly 'weka minded' and believe what he is going to do will work.
Yeah, there is a certain amount of subjectivity and it only fully works on people who are quite susceptible to hypnosis/other stuff anyway apparently.
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Yeah, there is a certain amount of subjectivity and it only fully works on people who are quite susceptible to hypnosis/other stuff anyway apparently.
At the beginning of his shows he usually does stuff to test for that and picks a couple of people out of a large group. Probably not that many people can actually be manipulated to that extent by someone they've only just met.
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Given the weak foundations upon which psychology is based, owing to the nature of the human mind. Should it be given so much importance? What makes psychology superior to other 'mickey mouse' courses ?
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