The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice

Objective Investigations of Controversial and Unorthodox Claims in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Social Work

IS THE PSEUDOSCIENCE CONCEPT USEFUL FOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY?

Pseudoscience Is a Legitimate Construct

Author:
William O’Donohue, Nicholas Cummings Professor of Organized Behavioral Healthcare Delivery, University of Nevada, Reno.

Author Note:
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to William O’Donohue, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557. E-mail: billodonohue@earthink.net.

Abstract:
Because science has such positive connotations in many circles, many try to make their efforts fall into this domain. However, some of these efforts are bad science and some are pseudoscience. The construct “pseudoscience” is defined and defended.


You can read the full text of this article in
The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, vol. 2, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2003).
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