Psychology on the Couch

Is Psychology lost or even a lost cause?

The field on human nature is clearly struggling with… human nature. Not only in finding practical answers to what makes us function well and providing helpful insights into our inner sanctum. The struggle is also deeple embedded in detrimental science practices resulting in the replication crisis. Still, specific areas of fault remain bearly exposed — flawed designs and fallacious inferrences. Which are highlighted here.

How to combat Power Abuse

How to combat Power Abuse

Power abuse is the talk of the town since Hollywood crucified Harvey Weinstein for misusing his position as career gatekeeper. With Bill Cosby sentenced and late-night hosts reacting to the irony with more irony, what will actually change. Well, Hollywood’s…

Milgram’s Shock Experiment is a Fallacy

Milgram’s Shock Experiment is a Fallacy

When is social science going to bury a fallacious darling instead of keeping it artificially alive? Perhaps after reading this…. Way back in 1961, Milgram devised an experiment to test how far people would obey an authority figure to administer increasing electrical shocks to an…

Humanity needs Psychology Is unadulterated hypocrisy

Humanity needs Psychology Is unadulterated hypocrisy

While researching my upcoming (free) e-book, The Downfall of Psychology, I stumbled on a startling statement by some 60 renowned national and international psychology associations. In August, for obscure reasons to raise awareness, these associations joined hands to issue Humanity Needs Psychology: What Do Psychology…