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The uses and abuses of Psychoneuroimmunology: A global overview 2005 Nicholas Cohen

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Sly Saint, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Norman Cousins Lecture
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159105001856
    https://sci-hub.tw/10.1016/j.bbi.2005.09.008

    https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/20019181-nicholas-cohen
     
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  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    And there is still so much to learn about the nervous, endocrine and immune systems of the human body.

    Making discoveries here will provide us with better understanding of the interplay of mind and body. Psychology IMO is so far mostly sandcastles on the beach. It needs the data and structure of hard science.
     
  3. DokaGirl

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    IMO this is just a dressed up way to blame people for their illnesses.

    People have of course been told, "You're not trying hard enough to overcome your terminal cancer. If you really wanted to recover, you would."

    But because this is "validated" as science, the average person's protestations are dismissed.
     
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  4. spinoza577

    spinoza577 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I once have read the 1975 article by Ader and Cohen. In a later article from the 90´s, I believe, they sounded dangerously optimistic, but back in 1975 they explicitly said that their conclusions have been drawn from healthy animals, obviously indicating that one must not mix things up. Sadly ppl tend to forget to be honest and humble.
     
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  5. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    I misread the thread title as "psychonumerology" and only registered mild surprise.
     

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