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[–] lurklurk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Psychology is very immature science, when compared to natural sciences there's pretty much zero basic research done. One of the problems was that before internet you simply couldn't access enough data to make proper conclusions and stuff they teach as "psychology" is mostly opinions without research backing them.

This was first thing elderly gentleman who teached psychology courses in university told us. He was ecstatic about emergence of big data because of research opportunities it offers and was somewhat distracted by his research. Still his lectures were awesome and they changed how I think about human interaction and life in general.


[–] Kannibal [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

the Feynman essay "Cargo Cult Science" is very relevant in this regard