Has anyone had a psychic reading before and predictions came true?
I am curious because about three weeks ago i went to three different psychics and was told some future predictions but i dont believe they will happen. All three psychics were credible they got excellent reviews on the internet.
Suggestion by Cletus
No psychic has EVER passed a double blind test of their “abilities”. You have to listen with the ear of a lawyer. “I predicted world events… call now”. I can predict world events. She never says she made *accurate* predictions. If you want to have a good chance of making predictions my humble suggestion is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_theory
Suggestion by Peter
I dunno how many are frauds and how many real…or indeed, if there is a continuum.
Read Michael Crichton’s autobiography “Travels” and decide if psychic ability is real or not.
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What are the most reliable books on criminal psychology?
I’d really like to read something about criminal psychology, criminology but i don’t know which ones are worth to buy and read. Those fancy reviews you can find on websites where they’re trying to sell them aren’t of much help.
Also, could someone clarify me what’s the difference between criminal psychology, criminology, forensic psychology, and criminal profiling?
Suggestion by Mark
It really depends on what areas you are interested in.
The differences between the terms you’ve quoted “criminal psychology, criminology, forensic psychology, and criminal profiling” can be subtle, often covering the same material but from a slightly different perspective.
Criminal psychology is what it sounds like, looking at the psychological factors that apply to criminal behaviour.
Forensic psychology is similar but relates more to the interplay between criminal psychology and the legal system.
Profiling relates to what we can know about criminals based on their crimes, the idea is to narrow down potential suspects and rate their importance within the investigation in order to assure the optimum use of limited police resources. Things like the race, gender, employment, location and age of the person most likely to have committed a specific type of crime.
Be careful around profiling because it’s looked upon skeptically within psychology and within the legal system, especially when it comes to aspects like identifying emotions and motives and specific background of the criminal. Like on tv when a profiler will ‘know’ everything about a killers childhood and emotional state based on the crimescene, in real-life that sort of thing is unsupported by the evidence and falls somewhere between science and a psychic reading.
I’d recommend starting with a good introductory textbook on the subject, preferably one approved by a reliable authority like this one http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119991951.html approved by the British Psychology Association.
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