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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Pat2881 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:17 AM
Rowdy, as a conservative who is just about finished with my PsyD (Doctor of Psychology), I would point out that there are only 2 states in the US where psychologists are allowed to prescribe medications. Psychiatrists prescribe the pills, and they are medical doctors with training in mental illness. Most of the psychotropic meds are prescribed by general practitioners who are not trained in mental illness at all. I agree, it is a bit off-putting to have to sit through some of the "diversity" courses in grad school. However, psychology is trying to move more toward science such as using neuroimaging studies to understand how the brain works. Talk therapy does help people if it is done properly and not to try to indoctrinate people.

Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in the same activity that characterized my four years at what some call its pinnacle– drinking a lot of Coors Light.

There is still nostalgia among conservatives, especially older ones who have forgotten what college is really like, for the idea of higher education as a rigorous venue for intellectual growth, an environment of exciting and vibrant ideas shared by wise, caring educators dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Today, it is nothing of the sort.

For the vast majority...