Pseudo Psychologies Essay

649 Words Apr 30th, 2012 3 Pages
Melody Ortiz
August 11, 2011

Pseudo psychology

The topic that I will be researching is pseudo phycology. This is also known as false psychology. These false psychologies include palmistry, astrology, numerology as well as graphology. You can find most of these things in newspapers, magazines, or on your cell phone. Astrology is one of the main ones that interest me, so I thought that it would be a good idea to look at all the pseudo psychologies as a whole and dig a little deeper and have a better understanding of it. The reason that people should know about it is that these are false and not meant to be used for realistic intentions.
Working Thesis
Pseudo psychologies are known as false
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i. what is ESP ii. why is it considered a pseudo psychology iii. the purpose of ESP
f. Self help books/ seminars
i. the different resources and examples of self help books/seminars ii. why is this considered a pseudo psychology iii. Do they really work? III. Conclusion d. Review the pseudo psychologies e. What makes them false f. What I believe in

List of possible Interview sources 1. Marilyn Soto- Instructor of psychology at Westwood, M.A. in psychology 2. Rebecca Reynolds- Instructor of psychology at Westwood College 3. A random student at Westwood- To see what they believe?

Working Bibliography

Austin, J. P. (2008). ESP, Psycohokinesis, and psychics. New York: Chelsea House Publishing .
A book on what all of the above are as well as how to identify them and utilize these abilities.

Brodeur, L. L. (2007). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astrology. New York: Alpha a Penguin Group.
A book about astrology, the explanations of each zodiac sign, how they corolate.

Chapman, G. (1995). The Five Love Languages. Chicago: Northfiield Publishing.
A self help book about how to maintain your marriage or relationship.

Count23. (2008, 09 25). Seven Biggest Myths of Pseudo Psycology. Retrieved 08 16, 2011, from Socyberty:
An internet article stating an opinion on pseudo psychology and why they are

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