Psychology Led Astray: Cargo Cult in Science and Therapy

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Universal-Publishers, Aug 1, 2016 - Psychology - 276 pages
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This book shows how scientific and psychotherapeutic practices change into worthless rituals called by the famous physicist, Richard Feynman, "cargo cult." It is a must-read for everybody who is interested in psychology, who is studying or intends to study it, but also for present and potential clients of psychotherapists and parents of mentally-disabled children. Readers will learn which parts of psychology and therapy are cargo-cult-like and which are reliable. This book is the second part of trilogy devoted to the dark side of psychology. The first volume was published under the title"Psychology Gone Wrong: The Dark Sides of Science and Therapy," also released by BrownWalker Press.

 

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This book may have actual fact based accounts of negative experiences with dolphins, it lacks a very important component. Why wasnt there any data collected on the treatment of these animals in captivity. It is nieve to assume that an animal abused by humans are not prone to inflicting abuse on other humans, These are intellignent mamals that have emotions. Tne failure to collect such important data is incompetant in attempting to evaluate a therapy involving amamal in captivity, 

Contents

Foreword
9
From the Pacific Ocean to Social Sciences
17
From Cargo to Voodoo How Stress Kills
33
Self Reports and Finger Movements of the Weirdest
49
Ignorance Nonchalance or Conspiracy?
61
Neuroscience From Phrenology to Brain Porn
77
Why Has Science Transformed into a Cult?
95
Uncontrolled Experiments on Humans
107
Barnum Effect?
113
The Harmful Effects of the Psychological Debriefing
149
Is There Anything You Could Not Do for Your Child?
173
Educational Kinesiology
191
and Health Attachment Therapy
201
or Aggressive Predators?
217
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