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American millennials, irreligion, therapy and pseudoscience

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/* Psychology and pseuodoscience */
{{cquote|Also common is a self-serving statistical sloppiness. In an analysis published this year, Dr. Wicherts and Marjan Bakker, also at the University of Amsterdam, searched a random sample of 281 psychology papers for statistical errors. They found that about half of the papers in high-end journals contained some statistical error.<ref name="nytimes">[http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/health/research/noted-dutch-psychologist-stapel-accused-of-research-fraud.html?_r=1 Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research]</ref>}}
=== Significant percentage of psychologists having depression and/or suicide ideation ===
 
[[Vox Day|Theodore beale]] reported:
{{cquote|This is why therapy [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/wellbeing/health-advice/i-was-an-nhs-psychologist---but-i-suffered-from-depression/ is reliably doomed to failure]:..
 
In addition to the 46 percent of psychologists who the [[National Health Service|NHS]] reports as being depressed, "out of 800 psychologists sampled, 29 per cent reported suicidal ideation and 4 per cent reported attempting suicide."...
 
Would you go to a plumber whose toilet is overflowing? Would you hire a computer programmer who didn't know how to use a computer? Then why would you ever talk to one of these nutjobs in order to fix whatever mental issues you might be having?...
 
There is very little scientific evidence of the benefits of psychology. I read one recent study which showed that neurotic individuals actually stabilize on their own at a higher rate than those who seek therapy. This is no surprise, as the foundations of psychology are literally fiction.<ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/02/psychologist-heal-thyself.html Psychologist, heal thyself]</ref>}}
 
=== Psychology and pseuodoscience ===
 
 
In 2011, the ''[[New York Times]]'' reported:
{{cquote|Also common is a self-serving statistical sloppiness. In an analysis published this year, Dr. Wicherts and Marjan Bakker, also at the University of Amsterdam, searched a random sample of 281 psychology papers for statistical errors. They found that about half of the papers in high-end journals contained some statistical error.<ref name="nytimes" />}}
==== Significant percentage of psychologists having depression and/or suicide ideation ====
[[Vox Day|Theodore beale]] reported: