Forum:"It's not pseudoscience - the APA approved it."

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A friend of mine believes in Eden Energy, which seems like a close relative of EFT. So I looked it up. And I looked up other things, like reiki. And I found that reputable places seemed to approve them. One of the big guys in Eden Energy, Eden's husband David Feinstein, managed to get Energy Psychology articles accepted by the APA not once, but a whole bunch of times (google search). The UCLA is willing to teach reiki, and even seems to have an article claiming it really works (Reiki Really Works-A Groundbreaking Scientific Study). This stuff has been there for a while (at least the APA papers). And while I haven't been able to confirm this on any websites not explicitly endorsing Energy Psychology, quite a few websites are claiming that APA-approved universities (which now include the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology) can give Continuing Education credits for studying Energy Psychology. When I talked with my friend about this, she rightfully brought up that if this stuff were pseudoscience, you'd expect someone should have done something about it a long time ago. So I have to ask, does anyone here know what's going on in the world of psychology?

Perhaps Energy Psychology is accurate, and I've been so mislead by my college classes on quantum physics that I can't see the truth (The Uncertainty Principle in Energy Medicine). Perhaps I should just buy their Exploring the Energies of Love Platinum Edition for $297 so I could learn about the energies of love (after all, it's a $1170 value!). And we could tell all of our friends to do the same, so that good people like Dr. Feinstein can make the money they deserve. After all, the APA would never implicitly endorse a conman. Craw2 (talk) 03:10, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Uh... it's been almost a month and I haven't seen any responses. Did I do something wrong? Is this just not a particularly interesting subject for RW? Something else? I'd at least like to know the reason I didn't get a response before I pack up and move on. Craw2 (talk) 04:51, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
I'd recommend you move it here. That way, more people will see it and it will gather more interest. Generally speaking, our "forums" section is where we move discussions that were already quite long. Hope this helps. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 05:55, 27 October 2014 (UTC)