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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I have been a Ph.D. psychologists for more than 15 years, and have seen all sorts of left-wing nonsense from others in the field. This Psy.D. character(a non-research based degree)is sadly typical.

It diminishes the respectability of our field when psychologists promote blatantly political agendas that lack empirical support. Technically, one could say that such behavior is unethical, but that will never fly with the APA.


13 posted on 12/22/2004 8:19:04 AM PST by neocon1984 (end the idiocy of post-modernism)
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To: neocon1984
Take a look at the links which Edreform posted. It looks like political activism has become/is becoming rampant within the field of psychiatry and psychology... and it appears that more than a few people are involved in this activism as well.
26 posted on 12/22/2004 9:12:39 AM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: neocon1984; Laissez-faire capitalist

It diminishes the respectability of our field when psychologists promote blatantly political agendas that lack empirical support. Technically, one could say that such behavior is unethical, but that will never fly with the APA.


Indeed. And those who speak out are subject to harassment:

"Today, psychologists or psychiatrists who disagree with this politically correct interpretation, or even those who try to help homosexuals change, are subjected to continual harassment and accusations of malpractice."

- Dr. James Dobson ( source ).


A real life example of such harassment and accusations of malpractice:

Minnesota Psychologist Taken to Task for Saying Homosexuals Can Change

54 posted on 12/22/2004 11:43:05 AM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: neocon1984

I feel for you, there you are trying to do some real good, make a real difference and help people, and all those lefties in your field are undoing everything you try to do, and giving Docs like you a bad name.


64 posted on 12/22/2004 9:26:33 PM PST by gidget7 (God Bless America, and our President George W. Bush)
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To: neocon1984
It diminishes the respectability of our field when psychologists promote blatantly political agendas that lack empirical support. Technically, one could say that such behavior is unethical, but that will never fly with the APA.

It has been reported that homosexuals constitute a majority on the APA board and have used this power to remove homosexuality from diagnostic standards. They have also worked to bring homosexuality into the mainstream as "normal" behavior. I don't know if this board is still a majority, but this article seems to say that some effort is still being done to wage this battle for normalcy in the face of a society that would prefer it to stay out of the headlines.

67 posted on 12/22/2004 9:34:40 PM PST by KC_for_Freedom (Sailing the highways of America, and loving it.)
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