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User avatar #348 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
Please research some child development psychology before making content
User avatar #357 to #348 - SemiAnon (12/28/2012) [-]
Psychology is a pseudo-science that can't answer 100% on any issue.
User avatar #362 to #357 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
I resent your use of 'pseudo science'. It is a well documented field that answers many questions that can't be answerd any other way. I will repeat myself. Please research a subject before making a statement
User avatar #370 to #362 - bostpost (12/28/2012) [-]
Psychology is the cheap hot dog with ketchup you buy at the 7-11, while neuroscience is a fine German sausage with sauerkraut.
User avatar #367 to #362 - SemiAnon (12/28/2012) [-]
It -provides- answers for many questions. Not necessarily correct answers.
User avatar #374 to #367 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
Ok then. Please gi me your 100% answer to child development and the effects of violence in the media on children and their violence levels? As you think there is a 100% answer for this. And please dont spare me any evidence of your future statements. I will be very happy to admit you are correct when I see the evidence.

I can add that psychology has been proven a 100% science as it has been backed up with biol
User avatar #388 to #374 - idoliam ONLINE (12/28/2012) [-]
Nothing is ever 100% and the results of a psychological experiment are specific to every individual that was tested. So, of course it's not going to be 100% accurate, but by studying large groups of people, it can create a general outcome that benefits the public.
User avatar #393 to #388 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
Exactly. And psychological studies are used primarily to give evidence for a theory.
User avatar #377 to #374 - SemiAnon (12/28/2012) [-]
There is no 100% answer, but at least I'm not feeding people misinformation and presenting it as fact.
There are correlations between physical discipline and a child's development, but you need to remember one of the first things you learn about psychology; correlation does not equal causation.
User avatar #387 to #377 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
You seem to know much about psychology. As you know that psychology gives answers to most things that other sciences can't. Such as psychological development and behaviour. You can't measure these things 100% of course but psychology is a respected field that has been studied for hundreds of years.
For every psychology theory there are hundreds of studies to give evidence for it. And it is considered a soft science but has a full respect within the scientific fields.
Please can you start giving evidence for your argument
Science-create reasonable explanations (theories) to describe reality – theories that rely, not on feelings or passions, but on evidence
Evidence-Science defines “evidence” in a special way that will seem rather strict to someone only familiar with the legal definition. To science, evidence is gathered and evaluated (and sometimes discarded) according to some rigid rules, rules meant to assure that a scientific theory reflects reality to the best of our ability.
User avatar #394 to #387 - SemiAnon (12/28/2012) [-]
I'm not sure what it is you want me to provide evidence of. Regular beatings cause fine, upstanding citizens?
All I'm saying is that you guys are going on and on about psychological studies that suggest being physically disciplined lowers IQ, increases aggressiveness, etc. Those very studies never took into account the differences in the home environments. A more stressful home, with the parents constantly in conflict, or a single-parent house, with emotional abuse as well as the physical discipline, would be a much stronger cause of the results than an occasional spanking.
The same amount of spanking in a "nicer" home goes unaccounted for, because it's just written off as an exception to the rule that the psychologists have already created in their excitement over a potential discovery.

I will admit that physical discipline is much more likely to occur in a broken home, and the children from broken homes are at a higher risk, but physical discipline occurs in regular, loving parent homes as well, where the children don't go own to become heroine addicts. That's why I don't like psychology; psychologists are so ready to accept a new study as fact, when they rarely consider all the angles.
User avatar #402 to #394 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
No psychologist bar Freud has just accepted a study as fact. What actually happens is one psychologist say 'Bowlby' who theoriesed that children in care are more likely to become criminals when older. He then conducted a study that gave evidence for this. However since then (1960) there have been hundreds of studies that have looked at every single aspect of child care. So no psychologists do the complete opposite to just accepting a study as fact. They test everything and doubt all pieces of information until they have a somewhat good theory with supporting evidence.
Basically psychologists don't just accept everything they do as fact.
User avatar #375 to #374 - mads (12/28/2012) [-]
Biological standards. Sorry broken keyboard
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