It is because of science

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It is because of science's track record in producing desirable results that psychology  is moving toward “science” as fast as it can. Science is only one of many ways of  viewing the world. However it should be realized that science, which specifically  rejects "trying to do good" has produced more good than any other system. It seems  that being concerned with truth and understanding has the side effect of producing  "good." Whereas being concerned with "good" very often has the side effect of  producing half truths, misunderstanding, and horror (the Spanish Inquisition, the  Salem witch trials, and Auschwitz).  There is occasional resistance to the idea that psychology can be scientific. This  resistance is based in a belief that behavior can never be understood, i.e., be  measurable, analyzable, or controllable. This objection typically takes one of two 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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