What are the different types of psychology

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Postby quietvoice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Gell wrote:
quietvoice wrote:At the the top in most cases, and near the top otherwise, one can glean what each topic is about.

Someone never heard of SEO.

That someone isn't me.

Please explain to me how SEO affects not getting the proper information showing at the top in the procedure I had outlined.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:32 pm

Gell wrote:If it is recommended to me by someone with 10,000 posts...I will read it.


Ah, so social proof is how you decide what is truth, what is worthy of consideration. Plenty of people make that mistake. Truth determined by what is popular.

I thought you said you were logical not social.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 pm

Sorry I wrongly assumed they were 10,000 good posts.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 pm

The number of “good posts” is irrelevant to what is true.

There were 10,000 “posts” that said the sun revolves around the earth. Galileo was the one “bad” voice branded a heretic.

You may wish to believe that you would be the arbiter of truth, capable of deciding that the only “good” post was Galileo’s 1 voice among thousands, but that is just the ego talking. Based on what you wrote, you would jump on the social bandwagon. You would believe the 10,000, because out of the 10,000 you would see many of them as “good” posts. At least you would find them more truthful than this single voice, telling the truth.

No worries, we all are influenced by social opinion. It is adaptive and generally helpful. But social proof is not an exercise in logic. It is an exercise in faith.
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Postby Candid » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Gell wrote:If it is recommended to me by someone with 10,000 posts...I will read it.


I see you haven't yet stumbled on the grandaddy of the forum, who has almost four times as many posts... truly a goldmine for anyone interested in psychology, it will keep you enthralled for a long time.
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Postby davidbanner99@ » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:45 pm

Gell wrote:I need help deciding what form of psychology to learn and what is right for me.

Can you please tell me [b]about[b] different forms of psychology so I can decide which one to study?

It "peaked" as a global science in the 20th century.
The main difficulty as I see it is sometimes neurotic conditions may be caused by physical illness. Such as encephalitis. On the other hand, pure personal trauma can cause similar symptoms. Hermit Crab Syndrome is an example of pure psychogenic causation.
Sometimes I think clinical psychology gets us not very far as the more you read, the more you see the lack of consensus.
It always amuses me if I watch Dallas re-runs on DVD that Sue Ellen sees a psychologist who just listens to her marriage problems. I suppose that's the type of practitioner who makes money.
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Postby davidbanner99@ » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:57 pm

I admit I was fascinated by two fictional psychologists in Columbo. One was a "take control of your space" guru who gave lectures to audiences. He had those two Dobermans Laurel and Hardy. The lectures made people think about conditioning and control words. He used a word game that uses a cassette recorder. You have to say the first word that comes to mind on hearing list of words. That then helps create a profile. For some reason all the psychologists and stage magicians in Columbo were the murderers. Meantime Columbo himself is a classic mild Asperger personality type who has pretty poor awareness of social norms.
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