Is psychology really as full of shit as people say it is? Please respond only if you've had experience with the field. I've been very interested in learning a branch of science that focuses on human behavior, but there's a stigma about Psychology that makes me hesitant.
Human brain and behavior is extremely complex. It's often hard to explicitly quantify aspects of psychology in some neat binary organization. Is that the stigma? It would help if you distinguish between clinical and experimental psychology.
B.S. in Psychology reporting in.
What most people either 1) don't know or 2) outright refuse to admit is that there are several subfields within Psychology. The majority of people believe that the only field in Psychology is Clinical (counseling/therapy/etc.) and to be fair, that is the only interaction with Psychology that most people will encounter during their lives. On a related note, many people believe that psychologists and psychiatrists are the same thing.
If you want to study human behavior, you can easily go down fields such as Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience (formerly Biopsychology), Neuroscience itself, and many other types of fields.
You can also get a B.S. in America, depending on where you study, as you stated. While my undergrad program offered one or two 'Clinical and Counseling'-esque courses, I did not take them. Most of my courses involved the bio- and neuro- aspect (like Abnormal Psych, Physiological Psych, Sensation and Perception, etc.)
Is just a politcal tool.
Beware of informing the system of any 'problems you may have'. We are considered a massive threat to this insane system, even for questioning their authority/legality. Yes, this system actually believes that it is GOD, and will fucking assassinate your character/social profile if they can break you physically/mentally. This is Freud's golden dream coming into fruition, a system in which Zionism controls everything we are capable of doing, that spreads it's framework deep into human life & experience.
Here is the doctor's Grimoire of modern psychology, his/her spellbook of power against mankind, a machination of the zionist American Psychological Association (APA) - http://dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/files/si2013_dsm5foraddictionsmhandcriminaljustice.pdf
The History and Tyranny of the DSM - http://psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/history-tyranny-dsm/
Upset and exhibiting dissent towards the system/any 'authority'?
Finding it hard to play your role, goy?
This is a consensus-based golem force that nobody can challenge inside the means of the system, which is slowly but surely overthrowing our reality.
THE MEDICAL MAFIA - http://www.whale.to/a/medical_mafia.html
What Zionist And Anti-Zionist Jews Have Said About: Medical Practices - http://theevilofzionismexposedbyjews.weebly.com/13-what-zionist-and-anti-zionist-jews-have-said-about-medical-practices.html
The Hidden Tyranny: The Harold Wallace Rosenthal Interview-1976 - http://www.whale.to/b/hidden_tyranny.html
Family-betraying/murdering Bernard Sherman (Zionist Jew) biggest drug dealer in the world via APOTEX - http://www.pharmaholocaust.com/Dr--Bernard-Sherman-tortures-me.html … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Sherman
(In case you weren't aware) The Hidden Tyranny: The Harold Wallace Rosenthal Interview-1976 - http://www.whale.to/b/hidden_tyranny.html
>Is psychology really as full of shit as people say it is?
No. However I've never been formally involved with the field itself, like most people that realized in early childhood that their brain wasn't working on magic, and didn't take its input / output chain as a self referential truth, I focused heavily on psychology. It was not a mechanistic approach, it was strictly from the top down and relied on my own perspective and controlling for error. Generating these abstract structures teaches you as much about yourself than the person you're trying to figure out, probably more.
I'll sound like a prick for this, but it is readily obvious who got this established and out of the way early on, and who did not. If you didn't and cannot discover the means for yourself, or want something your own mind might never have time to make, it can be worth it.
People who don't understand underlying principles of psychology come across as fairly deficient, to be completely honest. They want to act like they understand you and the world, but with every word they show they've barely tried to understand themselves. Nothing is more obnoxious than disjointed behavior that doesn't seem self aware. For these sorts, I'd rather have them yanked out of their lives, shoved in some room somewhere, and forcefully taught some psychology and philosophy. I guarantee it would be a net improvement for the world.
Yes Anon, psychiatry and many subsets of psychology are a load of bullshit because they're made by flawed, petty human beings.
Unfortunately you're wasting your breath. The concept of mental illness is a form of delusion itself, and it's too late for people to quickly reject these sham, scam, "fields". I think it'll happen slowly over the next 100 years, if humanity has that long.