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User avatar #110 - iridium (12/17/2014) [-]
I believe Psychology is a science because it does use the scientific method. However, like any science, it is flawed and new information often overwrites old information, perhaps moreso since it's a rapidly growing field and because it analyzes something so complex, that being human behavior, that it's hard to really "prove" anything beyond a "correlation which suggests a trend", especially because its a field where codes of ethics prevent a lot experimentation. Psychology is also a hard field to really gauge things as accurately as other sciences because the numbers are often less concrete and more abstract/nominal.

I also won't deny that there is a lot of pointless stuff in psychology and a lot of people who act really pompous about being in the field, especially the ones who act like they suddenly "know people". Fortunately, the majority of psychologists involved in research know this as far as I know. Nearly every psych journal article I've ever read has a discussion section which says things like "this research did not account for this possible variable, this research suggests a correlation but not a causation, further research could observe this", the kind of stuff that makes it clear that the research is only testing a hypothesis, not making a claim, especially not about everyone.

You can make claims about "norms", but you require both a lot of evidence that suggests a significant amount of normality and a darn good grasp on the subject to actually interpret that the data, research and evidence are not only significant, but also have practical significance. Just because something is normal and something else isn't, doesn't mean that what is "not normal" needs to be dealt with or changed.

By the way there is a field called Biopsychology though that tracks the way the brain (and chemicals in the brain) and behavior correspond. I find it to be the most interesting field of psychology because it deals with the most empirical research.
#73 - What you just wrote is a dumb argument actually. 12/17/2014 on Abortion -1
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User avatar #112 - jorjicostava (12/17/2014) [-]
Well to be painfully and unnecessarily clear, I can say no studies supports the idea that violent video games may cause violent behavior, but suggests that already present violent behavior may be worsened. This effect is however not unique to violent games, but also other forms of displays of violence in media, like news and movies.

Had a long fucking talk about this, but in the end it's basically the same answer as for many other questions: We all are affected by it, but how we are affected depends on us, so we all react to it in our own way.
User avatar #99 - iridium (12/17/2014) [-]
Psychology rarely involves causation, it mainly involves statistics, correlation and most importantly, interpretation. What's also most important is repetition to determine whether or not there was an error. When people say "evidence" in psychology, they typically mean "statistically significant data was recorded" that "suggests a correlation between the two." It's usually media who end up twisting it.

When there is evidence for something in psychology, it does not mean it applies to every single person, it only implies a trend.


User avatar #109 - anametoremember (12/17/2014) [-]
Yes, you're right. It's important that everyone realizes this: Psychology, as much as it wanted to pose as another science in its beginning (wich is a trend that tends to carry on to our days), just cannot be placed along with any other empirical or quantitative fields, like Biology or Chemistry. It cannot be "objective" (not even in the modern pretension of objectiveness), nor universal nor necessary. The human mind is just something much more complex than quite anything we could observe.

So yeah, is kinda sad when people just simplify and reduce the human psyche to a mere empirical object, and make claims like "video games cause laziness, violence" or blah blah blah. It's just not that simple. Like you said, we can make statistic claims about human behavior, and then identify the trends and other stuff, but they should never be passed as norms; simply because they aren't.

Just wanted to post this somewhere, sorry if you don't really care about this rambling .
User avatar #110 - iridium (12/17/2014) [-]
I believe Psychology is a science because it does use the scientific method. However, like any science, it is flawed and new information often overwrites old information, perhaps moreso since it's a rapidly growing field and because it analyzes something so complex, that being human behavior, that it's hard to really "prove" anything beyond a "correlation which suggests a trend", especially because its a field where codes of ethics prevent a lot experimentation. Psychology is also a hard field to really gauge things as accurately as other sciences because the numbers are often less concrete and more abstract/nominal.

I also won't deny that there is a lot of pointless stuff in psychology and a lot of people who act really pompous about being in the field, especially the ones who act like they suddenly "know people". Fortunately, the majority of psychologists involved in research know this as far as I know. Nearly every psych journal article I've ever read has a discussion section which says things like "this research did not account for this possible variable, this research suggests a correlation but not a causation, further research could observe this", the kind of stuff that makes it clear that the research is only testing a hypothesis, not making a claim, especially not about everyone.

You can make claims about "norms", but you require both a lot of evidence that suggests a significant amount of normality and a darn good grasp on the subject to actually interpret that the data, research and evidence are not only significant, but also have practical significance. Just because something is normal and something else isn't, doesn't mean that what is "not normal" needs to be dealt with or changed.

By the way there is a field called Biopsychology though that tracks the way the brain (and chemicals in the brain) and behavior correspond. I find it to be the most interesting field of psychology because it deals with the most empirical research.
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User avatar #45 - commontroll (12/15/2014) [-]
I'm saying in Japanese porn their pussies have dreadlocks.

Deleted because I said "Are have dreadlocks" because I can be stupid from time to time.
User avatar #46 - anametoremember (12/15/2014) [-]
I understood that, it's just that your comment implied that they don't shave at all, wich is not quite true since they have shaved legs, armpits, arms, maybe even the face. Besides, is not thaat common for them to be really hairy, but there's a wide range of hairiness to be found; like, from semi-hairy to Savannah-like.
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