Psychological Perspectives

Proof is in the Pudding

By Ken Silvestro, Ph.D.

I want to introduce the idea of psychological proof. Why, you might ask? Well, because it differs from scientific proof, which is the well-established, standard way of proving something, and today, for many people, simple beliefs seem to be in vogue as proof. Beliefs, however, are not a form of proof.

So, what is non-scientific or psychological proof? As the column title suggests, it's an experiential form of proof; however, a single experience is not sufficient for a psychological proof.

Although experience is psychological in the form of a memory, or associated with a...


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