Proof is in the Pudding
October 20, 2022
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 wit...