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Psychology IS pseudoscience. Agree or disagree??

You cannot measure or repeat tests involving human behaviour.
That makes this subject a pseudoscience
Agree or disagree?
You've just described all of social sciences.

You cannot *know* that if you increase the price of a commodity the demand will go down - but that's the basis of economics.
Disagree.
Modern psychology incooporates a lot of scientific methods such as studying neurotransmitters to develop drugs to treat mental illnesses, or monitoring what parts of the brain are active when certain tasks are performed using fMRI scans.
Measuring behaviour is also easily done with clearly defined and observable categories, such as in Ainsworth's Strange Situation study, you just need to make sure your categories are operationalised correctly.
Original post by Cidgirl
You cannot measure or repeat tests involving human behaviour.
That makes this subject a pseudoscience
Agree or disagree?

You might want to read a few articles about quantum mechanics, in particular the uncertainty principle. Do you think physics is a pseudoscience?

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