Re: Psychotherapy in science-fiction

Anders Sandberg (
18 May 1999 11:32:16 +0200

KPJ <> writes:

> The description in L. Ron Hubbard's book Dianetics reminds me very much of
> the "cognitive therapy", which, apparently, rather successfully cleared up
> some humans' mental problems, such as climical depression.

Cognitive therapy makes a lot of sense really, and I think it is useful for transhumanists to learn a bit about it. The basic idea is to find out what thought-patterns you have, and do something about the inefficient/destructive ones. Then you can of course coat it with jargon and religion like Hubbard did, but the basic ideas are the important bit.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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