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Re: Theos-World Psychology

Mar 18, 1999 09:10 PM
by Teos9

In a message dated 3/18/99 2:00:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Dallas, psychology was designed to figure out why people act
 as they do--it is the study of human behavior. >>


The STUDY of human behavior is an academic exercise. I do not see that it has
anything to do with knowing what a persons intent was in a given behavior.
Knowing intent, is at best, an endless speculation.

<< The "law courts"
not only acknowledge psychology, but they demand it>>

This could be one of the reasons why the court system is failing so badly. In
a recent study, it was discovered, that where capital punishment is practiced,
one in every six people have been found wrongly accused of the crime they were
executed for. After the fact, of course. Add to that, all of the truly guilty
who are on the street as a result of those expert psychological testimonies
and I would say with Dallas that perhaps psychology, psychologists and the
legal profession need another look.

<<The reason that I went into psychology
myself is my interest in people and why they act the way
they do>>

Oh? You do this for free??


Perhaps this is where the problem lies.  


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