Is psychology an art, or a science? Thanks in advance.
Dr. Robert has given his answer to that question here.
I believe, someone correct me if I am wrong, that psychology is a "soft science", as opposed to the "hard sciences" such as biology and I think, maths. So I suppose its a science... of sorts.
toby stop trying to answer everyones questions. you are wrong anyway you retard its an art.
Yeah, well I'm rubber and your g... Oh what's the point.
I really don't want to argue over something so insignificant, You're right, I am probably wrong. I'm not professing that I know anything on the subject of psychology.
Really, don't we both have better things to do than argue?
We've all spent weeks arguing pointlessly, continuing on would just make us even sadder than we already are, if you haven't come to that realisation, I feel sorry for you.
Let's just stop now, and try to answer peoples questions and debate without entering a state of regression, please?
Good answer, Toby. Thank you for directing the questioner to my take on his/her question. It is a good question which deserves a good answer.
Pyscho1, I am going to repeat something I just contributed to another thread (Is it possible to be a heartless Buddha?) Please take it to heart:
"I wish those of you who seem to savor the flame wars so much would grow up a bit. You sound like a bunch of young teen-age boys. When someone comes here (occasionally sent here by me) with a real question, please try to respond in a helpful way or else stay out of it.
I feel sad when a serious inquiry is met with one or two serious replies followed by the usual Toby vs. Whitewolf vs. Hexi, vs. etc. free-for-all, which is really much ado about nothing. You seem to delight in stealing the stage as quickly as possible from the real direction of the thread. Are you all really that greedy for attention and approval? When you indulge in that kind of thing you imagine yourself to be clever, but everyone else sees how empty and foolish you really are.
By the way, it is a bit cowardly to insult someone anonymously online when face to face you might hesitate fearing a real reprisal--not just words."
To all: Be well.
A friend asked if I knew, which I didn't, and it got me wondering. Thanks everyone for your answers and thank you Dan & Toby for your book suggestions,I now need to know somewhere to buy them on the web. :) Toby, that whole subject is one of my many interests, but it's scary once you find out how easily you can be controlled, don't you think?
toby you are a christian and believe in "god" so why dont you condemn people when they dont believe in "god".
Why don't I condemn them?
What gives me the right to do that?
I can't condemn the for not believing in God or for there religious beliefs, just as they can't condemn me for mine.
I understand there always will be Atheists who don't respect us or "condemn" us, and vice versa, but that's got to change as it doesn't do anyone any good.
Obviously you can't try and tell them that because if you do you'll be condemned to a fiery pit, where you'll be burned forever by a red man with horns.
Don't you just love their version of 'free will'?
It's basically, "you're free to do whatever you wish, but if you don't do as I say you'll burn."
PS: I like your use of "god".
Learning means nothing without comprehension, Toby.
You're derailing this thread by letting psycho1 lead you off subject in conversation. Lead you astray yet you claim some wisdom.
The piper leading the rat.
Nah, I was just answering his question. :)
im is THINKING that maybe psychology not ART or SCIENCE because art is like PAINTINGS and also you canot PROVED psychology so it not CAN be science too.
maybe it be like RELIGION you can learns from it WISDOM or not learn FROM it but you should learned from it too. but it doesnt have God or supernatural thing so i not sure... they does have sometimes spiritual leader when you DOES thinking about it who does SAYS what is right and what not and then people does listening..
I think you should read what Doctor Robert had to say about this, and then answer again. I would be interested to see what you have to say.
I finally found the image I was talking about... It was in the "on religion" section.
Doesn't this perfectly sum up the atttiudes of many Christians?
I just thought I would add it, visual aids are so helpful. :)
EDIT: I didn't mean this to go in the Art or Science post.... ah well.
That cartoon is perfect, Toby. It pretty much sums up the whole thing.
I think that's right, Daniel. Statistics can apply to large populations, but cannot help in understanding an individual person. Everyone is different on the individual level. That's why it makes no real sense to generalize about psychopaths and what "they" are like. There really is no "they," only various individuals.
Thanks to Dr. R. for making this Forum available. I like it here.