Hi. I’m the one that posted about the argument I had about whether or not psychology is pseudoscience a while back.
I have a friend who, unfortunately, trusts a lot of sources on information for psychology things. He usually sends them to me. My immediate response is to tell him why that study was invalid, or at least why the conclusion his source is drawing from said study is invalid.
I could probably explain the argument in full, but I think the main message I want to get across is this: unless you know the jargon and read the study yourself, or got the info from a professor or textbook, don’t believe pretty much anything you read about psychology on the Internet at face value. Do some fact/source checking. Did a pHd in psych talk about it in a TED talk? You’re probably good. No? Don’t believe it.
Also, tattoo the words “Correlation does not equal causation” into the back of the eyelids of the incorrect person, so that they don’t forget. (Don’t actually do that, please.)
Anyway, it is people misinterpreting data that has led to the entire idea of psychology as a pseudoscience. Do your homework, kids.
Hello again! You always send this blog such great messages! Thank you, and you make several excellent points in this message
Anonymous asked: Hey, is there any way we can talk privately? Maybe I can give you my email? I need help. No, not I'm not asking you to help me because I have mental problem or what. Its something bigger and I think you opinion will help. Please.
Well my personal is timeywimey27, I don’t really use my email. We can talk personally on that blog.
Hella big submission
"Do you like doing all that work?"
hkifgjf asked: I was reading an article recently in the Herald Sun that said that new research has found that you really can die of a broken heart. What's your opinion on this? (I realise you're not a professional, I'm just curious)
Well, that’s interesting and I (shame) haven’t actually read much into that research. But maybe the stress of someone you love dying or leaving might put a strain on a person’s heart. It does sound extremely interesting though.
basiab asked: I've a question. In your opinion is it possible that someone can "cure" himself from depression?
Disclaimer: I am not a medical profession. Well, I suppose it is possible, but it all depends on the circumstances. I imagine they could but it really is different for every person. Medications aren’t always necessary, but it just depends on the person.
Mental illnesses and stigma
Hi! I wanted to send a a submission. It often seem to me that many people somehow think that having a mental illness is something shameful. It is like it is more acceptable getting medication for a physical illness than have medication for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety or any other mental illness, when it really should be regarded as the same. When I learned about abnormal psychology it was said that it felt stigmatizing for patients to have a psychological diagnosis, because many people have so many prejudices around it. I think it would be great if you made something about this, because I think it is important to change some of the view many people have on abnormal psychology
Lovely submission from amlibrorum!
Guys please, I really need submissions or this blog won’t work
Sorry I haven’t been posting in a while guys, but I’ve had no submissions or asks so the blog’s been difficult to run. I will try to be more active, but it’s difficult without submissions.
When you’re ranting about psychology and someone interrupts you