Meaning "false knowledge," the term refers to theories that do not follow formal scientific discipline and that cannot be verified. In contrast, a "scientific" fact can be continuously proven with every experiment.
They listed eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) and management (CISM), and psychological first aid (PFA) as pseudoscientific treatments for trauma-related disorders.
As someone who has worked for more than thirty years on issues of educational equity, I find deeply discouraging the return of simplistic, pseudoscientific psychobabble that justifies and promotes increased gender segregation and stereotyping.
Of particular interest is the book's exploration of pseudoscientific practices, such as phrenology, astrology and alchemy, and their influence on the burgeoning medical traditions of many different societies.
While some judges say they work to ensure only reliable scientific evidence is presented to juries, criminal justice advocates say that more must be done to root out an array of pseudoscientific practices that can have life-or-death consequences.
Quaque's letters are especially useful for scholars in their depiction of imperial relationships at a period "before the development of nineteenth-century pseudoscientific racism, as well as before the European conquest of much of Africa" (p.