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SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY

"To society's loss, there is an alarming laxity within the mental health professions when it comes to monitoring, commenting on, and educating the public about what is good therapy, what is negligent behavior by trained professionals, and what is or borders on quackery."     –Singer and Lalich, "Crazy" Therapies. 
 

Whenever there is a set of alternative treatments whose administration is primarily dependent upon the type of practitioner, then faith has more weight than science.  There is much faith in psychology.  The articles here are by those who placed their faith in the scientific approach, an approach that has consistently yielded the most effective therapies. 

 

California Skeptics hold that belief in various alternatives ought to be in proportion to the degree of evidence and the soundness of underlying assumption.  On this basis there is this site on scientific psychology (commonly called behaviorism) and for contrast another on Freudian psychiatry, who  are the chiropractors of the mind.  Both were born in the 19th century and are still alive. 

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Salvador Dali

 

There are 2 other psychological sites: 

 #108 Psychoanalysis, their weird theories which is on Freudian psychiatry and #114 B.F. Skinner, works and life which is on the great man, B.F. Skinner.

 

This site is one of 3 sites maintained by California Skeptics

All with cool art and informative articles

A = Art with some of the articles.  All home pages have art.

 

#7  TABLE OF CONTENTS skeptically, 18 topics, over 1,000 articles,  averages over 7,000 pages downloaded per weekday.   A

 

#201 TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR CURRENT NEWS ISSUES, Current month’s political news, plus archives, international news, corporate news —over 900 pages downloaded per day A

 

#31 TABLE OF CONTENTS healthfully, 1,000 health & medical articles, many topics, averages over 1,200 pages downloaded per day. A

 

#209 THE ARTISTS, bios and samples of their art  A

 

# 220 VIDCASTS & U-TUBE, for those who like the visuals  A

 

# 125 The Crash On the economic collapse; # 151 The Depression   A

 

#1 Enlightenment, our favorites, the flagship articles    A

 

Skeptical sites:

#1   Enlightenment, collection of the best   A

#4   Logical threads

#6   Thinkers on Religion   A

#9   Spiritualism

#17  Quackery

#19  Skepticism

#29  For skeptics

#37  Biographical

#102 Quacks, theories & practice

 

Religious sites:

#1     Enlightenment  A

#5     Cartoons Mostly Religious

#6     Thinkers on Religion  A

#8     Old Testament Analysis

#26   Ancient Sacred Works of the Hebrews

#9     Spiritualism

#10   Literary Works on Religion

#15   Christian Apocrypha and Essays

#16   New Testament

#18   Against Religious foolishness   A

#20   Ancient Sacred Works of the Christians

#22   Christianity

#24   Bible Studies More

#107 Holy Horrors

#109 Philosophy & religion

 

 

Political-economic sites:

#111 World Trade Organization  A

#123 Neoliberalism at Work  A

#125 The Crash A

#131 The Depression

#133 BANKING HISTORY & EFFECT

#134 Democrats Obama

#106 Economics    A

#119 Economic Developments  A

#121 Economics the Dismal Science

#132 Economic graphs  A

#116 OIL  A

#128 Terrorism Hegemony

#129 Obama Watch

#21  Muckraking Political Articles

#23  Critical of capitalism  A

#126 Corporate system

#117 Federal court system

#12   Penal system

#14   Labor  A

#28   Nuclear war threat  A

#118 Iraq war A

#127  Military war  

#120 Election reform  A

#124 Managed-Corporate Press

#41   Medical business abuses

#130 Big Pharma at work

#103 Parliament of Whores  A

#104 Government, Presidency, Congress, Courts

#25  Bush Bashing

#112 Bush watch   A

 

Utopia, ethics, happiness, misc. sites:

#2    Utopia  A

#3    Utilitarianism   A

#5    Cartoons & satire

#7    Table of contents & links

#101 Links & quotes

#105 Scientific psychology

#108 Psychoanalysis, their weird theories

#27  Recreational drugs   A

#110 Recreational drug research  A

#113 Environmental & animals

#114 B.F. Skinner, works and life

#115 Ethics humanistic

#122 Pod casts & u-tube  A

                 

JK’s Poetry, Satire &

Short Stories sites:

#32  Short stories, etc.

#33  Satire

#34  Rhymed poems

#39  Rhymed poems romantic

#40  Rhymed poems melancholy

#42  Rhymed poems social message

#43  Rhymed poems satire

 

California Skeptics has an excellent collection of political cartoons and huge collection of links to sites with political cartoons and animation

We appreciate feedback.  Contact US

at thinker@skeptically.org.

 

Moreover, JK has something to say, and he likes saying it.  He has written several works of fiction in need of a publisher.  Can you help? 

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There is so much to be skeptical about in the area of psychology and psychiatry, that these topics are worthy of inclusion. 

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John William Godward

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OUTSTANDING SITES

QuackWatch, guide to health fraud by Dr. Stephen Barrett

 

http://www.worstpills.org/:  Part of the Nader network of Public Citizen

 

http://skepdic.com:  Contains The Skeptic Dictionary by Robert Carroll, over 460 first rate articles on all the topics of interest to a skeptic

 

#31 Health, medical science, drugs:  an encyclopedic collection of articles on assorted medical & health issues.   The best on the web.  Science (evidence) based articles on all the major health issues including cancer, obesity, tobacco, back pain, ulcer & heart burn, dubious drugs and medical treatments, male & female hormone replacements, NSAID & aspirin, longevity, introns stem cells and other important basic medical science.  Over 200 articles, plus a large collection of fascinating art.
 

The Truth About Drug Companies by Marcia Angell, MD.  Absolutely the best book on profits and drugs for it reveals—without being technical and tedious--more about the workings of the profit system and its relationship to government than all others—and it’s available on audio CD. (1-20)

 

For chapter 6 of her book.