Access to souls denied, access to science granted

Broadcaster Nick Ross on what psychology did for him.
I EXPECTED psychology to teach me how to look into people’s eyes and gain access to their souls. So, to tell you the truth, I was surprised to have to learn about neural pathways and bewildered at the need to do statistics. Freud, who I’d assumed was what psychology was all about, was relegated to the status of a philosopher. Science, in all its meticulous, experimental glory, was the order of the day.

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