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(Some Guy)   A good handbook written by a cognitive psychologist for how to spot a conspiracy. Oddly enough, "promoted by Trump or Alex Jones" is not on the list   (skepticalscience.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 11:45:30 AM  
One of the first things I always look for in determining whether or not a scientific book or handbook should be respected is whether its fundamental concepts can be distilled down to an acrostic. If the word used in the acrostic has itself been shortened by one letter, that tells me that there is a great deal of efficiency at play and elevates the underlying theory to one deserving a great deal of respec. Respec:

Read
Every
Sentence and
Preach
Each
Concept
 
2020-06-29 11:49:01 AM  
Brad failed to download the handbook, and his house caught fire.  Don't be like Brad.  Download the handbook.
 
2020-06-29 11:52:11 AM  
This looks good. A lot of criticism of conspiracy theories involves telling people to do things that conspiracy cultists think they're doing--do your research, rely on credible sources, make sure you have evidence, be rational, think for yourself. So, it doesn't help them see that they're gullible and irrational.

One thing I have learned from crawling around the internet: medicable levels of mental illness are way more common than I thought.
 
2020-06-29 12:15:29 PM  

Pocket Ninja: One of the first things I always look for in determining whether or not a scientific book or handbook should be respected is whether its fundamental concepts can be distilled down to an acrostic. If the word used in the acrostic has itself been shortened by one letter, that tells me that there is a great deal of efficiency at play and elevates the underlying theory to one deserving a great deal of respec.


Peruse
Leisurely
Enjoying
All
Sentences
Especially

Direct
Objects,
Nouns,
Transitions,

Capitilizations, and
Unique
Characters
 
2020-06-29 5:50:07 PM  
Just the kind of thing the conspiracy would put out.

O_o
o_O
 
2020-06-29 6:29:44 PM  
Well the Lizard People told me this article was full of shiat and thats good enough for me.
 
2020-06-29 6:35:20 PM  
All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist," and where in TFA does it say that (my reading comp may suck looking at my phone; alas)?

I have a hard enough time with Devry MSW graduates practicing social work having graduated from an undergrad institution you've never heard of on top of a LOT of them trying to solve their own behavioral health issues (which is why they got into psychology in the first place) on top of, did I mention, getting a Wikipedia degree; what's almost as bad is an un-credited article it took me 40 seconds to read (and that's just terrible), that, as Pocket Ninja points out, is inane.

Psychiatrist:  patient suffers from paranoid-delusional thinking in absence of hallucinations; Cluster A Personality Disorder most likely indicated; referral to DBT and prescribing anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medication. Meds pc qhs qd....

"Cognitive Psychologist": CONSPIR!

/rant
 
2020-06-29 7:16:02 PM  
Wonder what would happen if someone went to multiple prominent conspiracy sites, make matching accounts and basically make a post that states the book is the truth and that THEY are trying to suppress this Truth.  Then promptly delete all the accounts and leave the posts for several months.  Then REMAKE those same accounts and ask the site admins to delete the posts because they were "mistakes" and everything "you" said was untrue.  Make it all public on their forums for "transparency".

That wouldn't trigger paranoid delusions, would it?  HMMMMMMMMMM.....
 
2020-06-29 7:17:24 PM  
It's a trick.

Get an axe.
 
2020-06-29 7:17:49 PM  
Conspiracy theorists can simultaneously believe in ideas that are mutually contradictory. For example, believing the theory that Princess Diana was murdered but also believing that she faked her own death.30 This is because the theorists' commitment to disbelieving the "official" account is so absolute, it doesn't matter if their belief system is incoherent.

This is my favorite.

Like climate change deniers that believe both climate change doesn't exist AND it does exist but is not man made.


Or anti-maskers who believe that masks will cut off their O2 but also believe it's impossible it could reduce the amount of viral load particles.
 
2020-06-29 7:18:37 PM  
New reasearch, (that they don't want you to know about,) has shown that the traditional tin foil hat is no longer sufficient protection from the CIA, deep state, and others.  To be safe you have to upgrade to a Faraday cage.

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2020-06-29 7:19:19 PM  
Subby:

You meant conspiracy THEORY.

Conspiracies tend to be real. Conspiracy theories tend to be 99 & 44/100ths % BS.
 
2020-06-29 7:21:33 PM  
things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness
 
2020-06-29 7:22:27 PM  

leeksfromchichis: things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness


That's one too many T's; your argument is invalid!
 
2020-06-29 7:24:07 PM  

Byno: All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist,"


I'm not googling it for you, nor going down the path where I leave a descriptor or two out of it so some jerkass can gotcha me after I give a rough description, but I assure you there are different focuses within psychology and cognition is one of them.
 
2020-06-29 7:26:28 PM  

a particular individual: Subby:

You meant conspiracy THEORY.

Conspiracies tend to be real. Conspiracy theories tend to be 99 & 44/100ths % BS.


Conspiracies are all ten hundred percent real, on account of everything extant existing. But, my dear Watson, you've forgotten the vernacular again.

The Black Hand that assassinated Ferdinand was a real conspiracy, that is was funded by the greys to get more leverage when negotiating butthole mining rights with the tri-latteral commission is (hopefully) merely a conspiracy theory,  but both fall under the broader term "conspiracy" in the common man's parlance.

That's knowledge and I've avoided your tautology. #DICKBUTT!
 
2020-06-29 7:26:42 PM  

Byno: All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist," and where in TFA does it say that (my reading comp may suck looking at my phone; alas)?

I have a hard enough time with Devry MSW graduates practicing social work having graduated from an undergrad institution you've never heard of on top of a LOT of them trying to solve their own behavioral health issues (which is why they got into psychology in the first place) on top of, did I mention, getting a Wikipedia degree; what's almost as bad is an un-credited article it took me 40 seconds to read (and that's just terrible), that, as Pocket Ninja points out, is inane.

Psychiatrist:  patient suffers from paranoid-delusional thinking in absence of hallucinations; Cluster A Personality Disorder most likely indicated; referral to DBT and prescribing anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medication. Meds pc qhs qd....

"Cognitive Psychologist": CONSPIR!

/rant


It's a lot about we think, perceive, and process information. It's also the predominant paradigm in the field until next week. Or as Skinner put it, 'voodoo.'
 
2020-06-29 7:32:58 PM  

Byno: leeksfromchichis: things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness

That's one too many T's; your argument is invalid!


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Can one ever have too many Ts?
 
2020-06-29 7:36:05 PM  

leeksfromchichis: a particular individual: Subby:

You meant conspiracy THEORY.

Conspiracies tend to be real. Conspiracy theories tend to be 99 & 44/100ths % BS.

Conspiracies are all ten hundred percent real, on account of everything extant existing. But, my dear Watson, you've forgotten the vernacular again.

The Black Hand that assassinated Ferdinand was a real conspiracy, that is was funded by the greys to get more leverage when negotiating butthole mining rights with the tri-latteral commission is (hopefully) merely a conspiracy theory,  but both fall under the broader term "conspiracy" in the common man's parlance.

That's knowledge and I've avoided your tautology. #DICKBUTT!


Well.

Don't expect a Christmas card this year.

Speaking of Dickbutt:

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2020-06-29 7:41:17 PM  

GodComplex: Byno: All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist," and where in TFA does it say that (my reading comp may suck looking at my phone; alas)?

I have a hard enough time with Devry MSW graduates practicing social work having graduated from an undergrad institution you've never heard of on top of a LOT of them trying to solve their own behavioral health issues (which is why they got into psychology in the first place) on top of, did I mention, getting a Wikipedia degree; what's almost as bad is an un-credited article it took me 40 seconds to read (and that's just terrible), that, as Pocket Ninja points out, is inane.

Psychiatrist:  patient suffers from paranoid-delusional thinking in absence of hallucinations; Cluster A Personality Disorder most likely indicated; referral to DBT and prescribing anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medication. Meds pc qhs qd....

"Cognitive Psychologist": CONSPIR!

/rant

It's a lot about we think, perceive, and process information. It's also the predominant paradigm in the field until next week. Or as Skinner put it, 'voodoo.'


Next week? It was the leader when I got my psych degree twenty years ago :)
 
2020-06-29 7:41:37 PM  

a particular individual: leeksfromchichis: a particular individual: Subby:

You meant conspiracy THEORY.

Conspiracies tend to be real. Conspiracy theories tend to be 99 & 44/100ths % BS.

Conspiracies are all ten hundred percent real, on account of everything extant existing. But, my dear Watson, you've forgotten the vernacular again.

The Black Hand that assassinated Ferdinand was a real conspiracy, that is was funded by the greys to get more leverage when negotiating butthole mining rights with the tri-latteral commission is (hopefully) merely a conspiracy theory,  but both fall under the broader term "conspiracy" in the common man's parlance.

That's knowledge and I've avoided your tautology. #DICKBUTT!

Well.

Don't expect a Christmas card this year.

Speaking of Dickbutt:

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2020-06-29 8:39:50 PM  

Smackledorfer: GodComplex: Byno: All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist," and where in TFA does it say that (my reading comp may suck looking at my phone; alas)?

I have a hard enough time with Devry MSW graduates practicing social work having graduated from an undergrad institution you've never heard of on top of a LOT of them trying to solve their own behavioral health issues (which is why they got into psychology in the first place) on top of, did I mention, getting a Wikipedia degree; what's almost as bad is an un-credited article it took me 40 seconds to read (and that's just terrible), that, as Pocket Ninja points out, is inane.

Psychiatrist:  patient suffers from paranoid-delusional thinking in absence of hallucinations; Cluster A Personality Disorder most likely indicated; referral to DBT and prescribing anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medication. Meds pc qhs qd....

"Cognitive Psychologist": CONSPIR!

/rant

It's a lot about we think, perceive, and process information. It's also the predominant paradigm in the field until next week. Or as Skinner put it, 'voodoo.'

Next week? It was the leader when I got my psych degree twenty years ago :)


Would have been 40 had that researcher not got caught with a hooker in his office. Twenty years ago I was listening to my cognitive prof rant about the rest of the department not moving away from behavioral (Our chair actually studied under Skinner). Even then it was a push towards cognitive-behavioral due to advances in MRI. Course I maintain the next big trend is evolutionary psych. Which is the bestest paradigm.
 
2020-06-29 9:10:20 PM  

Byno: All kidding aside, what the fark is a "cognitive psychologist," and where in TFA does it say that (my reading comp may suck looking at my phone; alas)?

I have a hard enough time with Devry MSW graduates practicing social work having graduated from an undergrad institution you've never heard of on top of a LOT of them trying to solve their own behavioral health issues (which is why they got into psychology in the first place) on top of, did I mention, getting a Wikipedia degree; what's almost as bad is an un-credited article it took me 40 seconds to read (and that's just terrible), that, as Pocket Ninja points out, is inane.

Psychiatrist:  patient suffers from paranoid-delusional thinking in absence of hallucinations; Cluster A Personality Disorder most likely indicated; referral to DBT and prescribing anti-psychotics and anti-anxiety medication. Meds pc qhs qd....

"Cognitive Psychologist": CONSPIR!

/rant


Um, you're on the internet. You could google it.

You googled something else. WTF is wrong with you? It's been a major field in psychology for thirty years. It's fine that you don't know that, but why do you think an article should explain something a person farking connected to the internet could look up?

I don't think pocket ninja was saying the article was inane. I hope not, since my ninja friend is normally sensible.

Your degree in wikipedia should at least have gotten you this far: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cogniti​v​e_psychology
 
2020-06-29 9:43:12 PM  

leeksfromchichis: things to look for:

Data
Integrity
Concepts
Knowledge

things to avoid:

Bias
Underhandedness
Tautologies
Trickiness


You know I'm going to download that to my consciousness like Roy G. Biv or  Did King Phillip Cry Out "For Goodness Sakes!"?
 
2020-06-29 9:50:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: One of the first things I always look for in determining whether or not a scientific book or handbook should be respected is whether its fundamental concepts can be distilled down to an acrostic. If the word used in the acrostic has itself been shortened by one letter, that tells me that there is a great deal of efficiency at play and elevates the underlying theory to one deserving a great deal of respec. Respec:

Read
Every
Sentence and
Preach
Each
Concept


Are you said that someone is taking you seriously on this?
 
2020-06-29 9:51:22 PM  
I'm sad that I said said when I meant sad.
 
2020-06-30 9:49:33 AM  

aleister_greynight: New reasearch, (that they don't want you to know about,) has shown that the traditional tin foil hat is no longer sufficient protection from the CIA, deep state, and others.  To be safe you have to upgrade to a Faraday cage.

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