Why is Psychology as a science questioned? What concepts are most often criticized?

Why is Psychology as a science questioned? What concepts are most often criticized?

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answers (2)

Answer 1
April, 2021

Because psychology, as a science in the strict sense of the word, does not exist. There is a rather vague object of research and a whole range of various theories and hypotheses, often contradictory. Some of these constructions, such as Freud's, are frankly unscientific (according to Popper's criterion). The fact is that psychology runs up against the question of the nature of consciousness, which cannot be solved by itself. Only a scientific explanation of consciousness will make it possible to build a truly scientific psychology. Otherwise, it is all similar to all these old hypotheses of the origin of life, such as arbitrary spontaneous generation or a static Earth, which at one time produced from ignorance of organic chemistry, genetics and evolution.

Answer 2
April, 2021

Because psychologists have long realized that a person is not just a biological system. The psyche is a rather subtle matter, the study of which inevitably leads to discoveries that do not fit into the modern scientific materialistic picture of the world.

How can you prove that a person has a soul? You can't see it under a microscope.)

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