Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 month ago

Astrology isn’t fake—it’s just been ruined by modern psychology?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Not quite.

    What has happened is that a proportion of people who would have otherwise gone to an astrologer for help with their problems, now go to a psychologist instead. Pop psychologists who can "read your personality" by talking with you are likely to be utilizing the same cold reading techniques as used by new age practisioners such as astrologers.

    Now I know there is such a thing as serious psychology which is practised with scientific principles such as data analysis and peer review, but a lot of what can be found on popular sites and in media articles does indeed seem to compete with astrology and other new age therapies for customers.

    Just like reading the horoscopes in a magazine, reading those articles written by supposed psychologists should be seen as entertainment more than anything else. 

  • 1 month ago

    No, it’s really fake. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It has not been "ruined" by modern psychology, it has been disproven by science.

    And it has nothing to do with astronomy.

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