A hundred years ago William James wrote, “I wish by treating Psychology like a natural science, to help her become one.” Post-World-War-II society believed the lie and eagerly submitted to each new experiment and theory. “The scientism of psychology made grand promises: solutions to societal and international problems, understanding and change of individual and social behaviour, and the creation of a safer and better world by eliminating the destructive forces that had brought about the war. ...” The delusion took over that “the social world is knowable, predictable, and controllable and ... that breakthroughs in understanding the individual human mind would be basic building blocks for a better society.”
In fact, a lengthy study appointed by the American Psychological Association (subsidized by the National Science Foundation and involving 80 eminent scholars) concluded in 1979 that psychology is not and cannot be a science. Karl Popper, one of the greatest philosophers of science, declared that psychological theories have “more in common with primitive myths than with science. ...” The famous Jewish psychiatrist Thomas Szasz called psychology “the clever and cynical destruction of the spirituality of man, and its replacement by a positivistic ‘science of mind.’” The attempt to deal with human behavior scientifically has opened the door to occult seduction.