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Psychology, Philosophy, Publication, and Ethical Research Guidelines in all Fields of Study: Preparation for Writing an Original, Quality Thesis

Introduction

In cases where I am called on to review a thesis or dissertation, I hesitate, frequently decline, and (with rare exceptions) I feel fear, then ultimately despair at the puerile paucity of knowledge that is contained in poorly invested, investigated, and roughly researched papers that aspire to the title and name of thesis—yet have nothing in common with a real thesis.1  The theses that I have read over the past fifty years have been at best blatant, bland, barren, crass “cut-and-past”, or more precisely, bypassing deliberate plagiarism to outright theft of intellectual property rights.2  This has become so common, that I walk away with an apologia at best, or just express my “regrets” that I am not capable of weighing in on the theses as most writers assume that “by pa...

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Iowa State Sen. Dennis Guth: A Study in Ignorance, Hypocrisy, Self-Loathing, and Lack of Education

Denis Guth Iowa State Senator

Dennis Guth Iowa State Senator

On April 17, 2013, at the beginning of the Iowa Senate workday, the most junior Senator from Klemme, Dennis Guth, a man of the soil but without serious learning and no solid education beyond an initial degree in agriculture. He has no training in medical, psychological or psychiatric sciences, or in any of the social sciences.  Guth is void of any attachment to the rubrics of education outside of elementary agriculture that now is decades old. 

A freshman Senator, he has taken the stage to preach his private agenda, calling for the advantage of “points of personal privilege” to make horrific comments about the LGBT community.”1” that he has no personal knowledge or nor any experience with...

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