Nonetheless, psychology attracts significant attention from people who hold deeply negative views about science, and is often studied by students and researchers who lack true scientific rigour. This lecture examines psychology’s relationship with science and pseudoscience. It explores the nature of scientific reasoning, the contrasting way fringe scientists study the mind, and the creep of pseudoscientific practices into mainstream psychology.
It also considers the peculiar biases impeding psychologists from being truly rigorous, and argues that pseudoscience not only damages psychology, but threatens the coherence — and dignity — of humanity at large.
His book ‘Rethinking Psychology’ is available now.
This talk begins at 8:00pm on Thursday 2 June. The venue is Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork.
It is free to attend and all are welcome—we look forward to seeing you there!