Edit: of course mathematical psychology exists (Kahneman and Tversky are two extremely important examples of that)
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Interesting, what do you mean by that exactly?
They're not deserving of the science label. They represent science like finger painting represents art
I'm being extreme in this characterization but you get the point
I see. Thank you for your response.
To be fair, economics these days is a lot of BS’ing as well. For the longest time, empirical work was sort of neglected. If you could make a theory that works, more or less, and just adapt it when presented with contrary evidence, you’d be fine. A previously dominant idea in economics was even that whether the theories reflect reality is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is how well it can predict