Criticisms and Controversies
Controversy as a Science
A common criticism in psychology is its fuzziness as a science. Thomas Kuhn, a philosopher proposed that psychology is in a pre-paradigmatic stage lacking the agreement of facts found in mature sciences like chemistry and physics. Psychology relies on soft research methods which is why most people think that it is not as scientific as what most psychologists and researchers assume.Psychology is subjective according to most critis.
Concern about fringe clinical practices
Studies and recent researches show that the number of mental health training programs do not emphasize any significant scientific value. Research says that there have been many harmful treatments done by psychotherepists. Among these are: facilitated communication for infantile autism, suggestive techniques for memory recovery, energy therapies and new age therapies of seemingly endless stripes.