So… like… what is forensic psychology?
This has to be my favourite discipline within the forensic field, and one that i am personally very involved with (i am currently working towards my Master of Forensic Psychology degree). But for the ‘newbies’ the role a forensic psychologist actually plays in the real world can be somewhat confusing – partly due to Hollywood’s version of what a forensic psychologist does. Forensic psychologists are classed as scientist-practitioners as they are constantly applying their skills and psychological knowledge to the understanding and functioning of the criminal justice system as a whole.
For those of you that frequent our site, it will come as no surprise to you that we have expanded the articles we were/are planning to write. We had always planned on running two individual websites – one dedicated to case files and forensics (
lifetakers.com) and one dedicated to the psychology of killers and general abnormal psychological disorders (
bloodsoaked-memories.com). This has proved harder to do than expected; in saying that, we have decided to merge both websites as we hadn’t even begun adding content to the second, and given the amount of time, effort, money and coding/design involved in ‘re-inventing the wheel’ we have decided to simply alter this website slightly and start adding the content here instead.
Folk Psychology Is Here To Stay
After more than 2000 years, folk psychology appears as though it is here to stay, nonetheless there are a number of philosophers, psychologists and the like who argue that folk psychology is a theory, and that that theory is false. However these people seem to jump rather quickly to this conclusion and upon closer inspection their arguments fall apart.