Category: science

How Important Are Your Psychiatric Medications?

This question is for all of us, including myself, without much judgement. There are those who quit their medication and are fine, those who quit and are not fine, those who want off but are worried about withdrawal (which can trigger an upswing of… Continue Reading “How Important Are Your Psychiatric Medications?”

How To Read A Psychological Research Paper

One thing I notice a lot of advocacy websites falling victim to is citing research without really understanding what that research means. A lot of the time they’re pulling from secondary, third, fourth, or fifth resources because the information they get comes from news… Continue Reading “How To Read A Psychological Research Paper”

Is Schizophrenia a Brain Disease?

This is hard to write. I’m sitting here enraged. Confused. Fearful, even, of what I’m about to share. I told myself I’d only start another blog if I had important things to say, and we’ve covered some very important topics, most recently pertinent information… Continue Reading “Is Schizophrenia a Brain Disease?”

Exposure Therapy May Drown You

My absence is attributed, this time, to preparation for a presentation that I did for my research course. We had great fun: saturated the Google Slides with relevent, cheesy memes, and presented our failed experiment data and had a great laugh about it all.… Continue Reading “Exposure Therapy May Drown You”

Is Psychology A Science? Part 4

We’ve arrived to the conclusion of this series, and bullet point number two: psychology is the quantum physics of human study. There is valid psychological research out there. The world has learned many things thanks to proper psychological researchers following proper scientific methods and… Continue Reading “Is Psychology A Science? Part 4”

Is Psychology A Science? Part 3

You’re here–great! This post would have been here yesterday, but I took an extra two shifts at work this week and am worn out for other reasons. In the last post, we talked about the Clinical Method and the Actuarial method, and declared the… Continue Reading “Is Psychology A Science? Part 3”

Is Psychology A Science? Part 2

Welcome back. Yesterday we touched on clinical arrogance a bit, and discovered that the real problem with it isn’t the arrogance of the provider, but the blockade it provides against learning new techniques and staying updated with proper research. I mentioned I had two… Continue Reading “Is Psychology A Science? Part 2”

Is Psychology A Science? Part 1.

That question won’t be answered in this post. This will be a multi-part series I think. There is a lot to say here, a lot to absorb, and it’s not really a matter of opinion. That tends to turn people away, because they want… Continue Reading “Is Psychology A Science? Part 1.”

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