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Discuss psychology

Discuss psychology
June 28, 2011, 05:48:43 PM
How much merit do you think it has, really?
The practice of psychology tries to rehabilitate the person's mind into that of the life affirming, self-loving, productive, money accumulating, breedable individual. soothe childhood scars, deal with addictions, social anxieties, whatever it takes for people to get over themselves and move towards successful procreation or atleast social functionality and good dopamine activity.
People pay people to give a shit about them. Society is socially retarded. People have less friends than ever before, and rely on interests(tv, music, movies) to relate to others. something bothers them deep down and they never seem to figure it out. 
I have been diagnosed as everything from schizotypal to bi-polar to plain depression to borderline to schizophrenia by different psychologists, while telling them all the same thing.. 
I give credit to serious psychologists who put a lot of time into reasearch, but most of the industry seems to be full of money-oriented quacks.

Re: Discuss psychology
June 28, 2011, 06:26:11 PM
There are different schools of thought in psychology so you'll get some different feedback. It all started with Wundt back in Leipzig in 1879.

Major perspectives:

  • Behaviouristic: nurture, environment shapes us
  • Biopsychological: heredity, endochrine and neural systems
  • Cognitive: quality of your information processing
  • Humanistic: self-image, drive, growth
  • Psychodynamic: hidden ego, personality driven behaviour

You have to look over their shoulder at the plaques on the wall. They may mention what sort of specialist you have from these major perspectives.

Re: Discuss psychology
June 29, 2011, 12:05:56 AM
Psychology is the medical field most affected by the pill-pushing business because it's difficult to absolutely prove or disprove someone has a mental disorder. It's easy to say "this kid has ADHD, pump him full of stimulants, that should help. 50$ a bottle ma'am".

Then the clueless parents are wondering why the kid is bouncing off the walls like a maniac, you'd have to be a dumbass to give your kids ritalin. Whenever I hear some cunt talking about her kids ADHD medication, I know that she's a shitty mother. A good mother would do extensive research on anything a doctor tries to give their kids.

Re: Discuss psychology
June 29, 2011, 09:29:56 AM
Anyone recommends a book or two on the subject?

Re: Discuss psychology
June 29, 2011, 02:26:45 PM
Psychology is the medical field most affected by the pill-pushing business because it's difficult to absolutely prove or disprove someone has a mental disorder.

Only psychiatrists or medical doctors can prescribe meds. A psychologist cannot. But yes, pharmaceuticals are one of the major industries keeping the economy grinding along so the products are being pushed whether they are necessary or not.