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Deconstructing the 6 Anti-Scienti?c Strategies for Denying a Highly Effective Therapy


Robert Schwarz

Abstract: This editorial describes a pattern of six basic interlocking and antiscienti?c strategies of dis-course used by writers and editors who are deeply biased against energy psychology despite evidence in favor of its ef?cacy. These strategies attempt to obscure their positions under a patina of objective evaluation.

The level of distortion has reached new heights in the recent publication of two highly biased and in?ammatory articles (Gaudiano, Brown, & Miller, 2012; Bakker, 2013) followed by the refusal of the editors of each journal to publish responses written by well-quali?ed experts in the ?eld.

In this way, antagonistic assessments of the energy psychology ?eld are presented as objective reviews, while scientific discourse is sti?ed. The goal of this editorial is to cast light on this process of distortion, so that clinicians, consumers and policy-makers can better evaluate the evidence for the ef?cacy of energy psychology.

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