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50 psychological and psychiatric terms to avoid: a list of inaccurate, misleading, misused, ambiguous, logically confused words and phrases


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Full list of terms:

(1) A gene for
(2) Antidepressant medication
(3) Autism epidemic
(4) Brain region X lights up
(5) Brainwashing
(6) Bystander apathy
(7) Chemical imbalance
(8) Family genetic studies
(9) Genetically determined
(10) God spot
(11) Gold standard
(12) Hard-wired
(13) Hypnotic trance
(14) Influence of gender (or social class, education, ethnicity, depression, extraversion, intelligence, etc.) on X.
(15) Lie detector test
(16) Love molecule
(17) Multiple personality disorder
(18) Neural signature
(19) No difference between groups
(20) Objective personality test.
(21) Operational definition
(22) p = 0.000
(23) Psychiatric control group
(24) Reliable and valid
(25) Statistically reliable
(26) Steep learning curve
(27) The scientific method
(28) Truth serum
(29) Underlying biological dysfunction
(30) Acting out
(31) Closure
(32) Denial
(33) Fetish
(34) Splitting
(35) Comorbidity
(36) Interaction
(37) Medical model
(38) Reductionism
(39) Hierarchical stepwise regression
(40) Mind-body therapies
(41) Observable symptom
(42) Personality type
(43) Prevalence of trait X
(44) Principal components factor analysis
(45) Scientific proof
(46) Biological and environmental influences
(47) Empirical data
(48) Latent construct
(49) Mental telepathy
(50) Neurocognition

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