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Re: Theos-World Psychology

Mar 18, 1999 09:49 PM
by M K Ramadoss wrote:

> 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. >>
> Jerry,
> 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.

What did Shakespeare say about legal profession? At his time there was no


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