• Question: what do you dislike about psychology?

    Asked by charlotte to Lorna on 13 Nov 2018.
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      Lorna Camus answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      Hi Charlotte!
      To be honest, I am incredibly passionate about Psychology and absolutely love everything about it!
      However, I do dislike it when people with an agenda twist psychological research findings and theories to fit their arguments, especially since this usually happens with more harmful arguments.
      Some people for example try to use psychology to support their ideas about a hierarchy of sexes and genders, often claiming research findings show superiority of one over the other if that makes sense.
      I also dislike more generally when our research is badly reported in the news, making sensationalist claims which the research actually doesn’t make.
      Overall though the field itself is full of wonder and exciting findings, and I find that incredible!