Psychology’s CAM Controversy & Friday the 13th

My November column for Skeptical Inquirer, “Psychology’s CAM Controversy,” outlines the increasing use of unsubstantiated complementary and alternative medicine methods by practicing psychologists.
ColouredChakrasCroppedDespite the lack of evidence to support their use, these treatments are very popular and have been championed in articles and books published by the American Psychological Association.

Thankfully, there has been some recent pushback from science-minded practitioners.

 


 

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Friday November 13th has come and gone, and once again I offered pithy quotes on superstition for several media outlets. USA Today and National Geographic recycled earlier articles I appeared in, but the Toronto Sun and Minnesota Public Radio published original pieces for November, 2015.