gregkavarnos wrote:Behaviouralism (Behavioural Science) utilises strict scientific criteria and is considered a branch of psychology.Huseng wrote:"Unconscious mind", "defence mechanism", "repressed emotions", etc... are just theories on mental activity which can hardly be considered facts.
Western psychology receives state endorsement (and funding), so there is a kind of prestige to it, but it isn't a science.
And we know how that ended back then with Skinner and the likes of him. This is a resurgent trend at present and I am well afraid where it will lead us this time.
Psychology seems to be slowly melting under neuroscience. This is worrying, IMO. Beware of the fausts of neuroscience.
Perhaps you will appreciate the following article, Greg:
http://www.edvul.com/pdf/VulHarrisWinki ... S-2009.pdf