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Researcher: Bakker, G (Mr Gary Bakker)

Fields of Research

Health psychology
Mental health services
Clinical psychology
Philosophical psychology (incl. moral psychology and philosophy of action)
Psychology of religion

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in psychology
Mental health services
Other health
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A bigger swamp is still a swamp: Comments on Feinstein; Energy Psychology
A Freudian slip; The Skeptic
A new conception and subsequent taxonomy of clinical psychological problems; BMC Psychology
At the SHARP end: Should the Rationalists become part of a bigger team?; Australian Rationalist
Evidence based psychotherapy : A history and current status of skeptical clinical psychology; The Skeptic
God: A Psychological Assessment; Universal-Publishers
In defence of thought stopping; Clinical Psychologist
Let’s Be SHARPs Together: The Need For A New Umbrella Term; Skeptical Inquirer
More philosophising: A brief (non-philosophical) defence of the dismissal of philosophy; The Skeptic
Nine evidence-based guidelines for a ‘good life’; Skeptical Inquirer
Paranormal beliefs and insight; Skeptical Inquirer
Practical CBT: Using functional analysis and standardised homework in everyday therapy; Australian Academic Press
Problem-maintaining circles: Case illustrations of formulations that truly guide therapy; Clinical Psychologist
Psychotherapy outcome research: Implications of a new clinical taxonomy; Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Recent craven concessions, compromises, and capitulations to spiritualism; Australian Humanist
Science and the real world; The Skeptic
The current staus of energy psychology: extraordinary claims with less than ordinary evidence; Clinical Psychologist
Thought Stopping
Why Do People Believe In Gods?; Skeptical Inquirer

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision