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EvoPsych is a lie. None of the field's claims are verifiable and it's extremely often just used to justify bigotry and essentialist, binary views on gender. It's the phrenology of the modern era.

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This opinion is surprisingly popular considering I studied Psychology and my professors sure seemed to think the field was viable. o:

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@slightlyflightyone i find myself suspectimg that there may be merit to some of it but that as usual white dudes on the internet took it and ran with it to places it doesn't work at all in order to justify their own bigotry and eugenicist ideas

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@FuchsiaShock As someone who has immersed herself in the field, it really isn't useful at all for anything other than convincing folx to take psychology seriously as a "real science" despite being seen as softer to a lot of critters.

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@slightlyflightyone that would explain the bro-ey feeling i get off it

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@slightlyflightyone My largest critique of the field of Psychology after leaving it is that there's a lot of unearned confidence about many of the claims they/we made.

It gets criticized for being a soft science for a reason. They tend to lean heavy on general conclusions made from a handful of studies, but there's not a lot of drive to reexamine studies or assumptions as a matter of discipline.

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@sandrockcstm You were a psychologist?

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@slightlyflightyone I was a licensed professional counselor.

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@sandrockcstm Interesting. o.o

That’s what I was going for before I shifted directions. Briefly to LCSW, and now Peer Wellness Specialist.

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