T&D: The Myth of NLP

WHY Does It Live On?

Another Myth – long in the tooth – is still kicking around: Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

Research by its proponents claim validity.

Independent research suggests not. It does not measure what it says it does, and its reliability and validity are questioned.

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From WikipediaNeuro-linguistic programming – Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created in the 1970s. The title refers to a stated connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns that have been learned through experience (“programming”) and can be organized to achieve specific goals in life. According to certain neuroscientists, psychologists and linguists, NLP is unsupported by current scientific evidence, and uses incorrect and misleading terms and concepts.

Reviews of empirical research on NLP indicate that NLP contains numerous factual errors, and has failed to produce reliable results for the claims for effectiveness made by NLP’s originators and proponents.

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From Donald Clark (Plan B) – NLP – No Longer Plausibe (sic) – United States National Research Council
USNRC produced a report, overseen by a board fo 14 academic experts, stating that “individually, and as a group, these studies fail to provide an empirical base of support for NLP assumptions…or NLP effectiveness. The committee cannot recommend the employment of such an unvalidated technique”.

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How Neuroscience Is Being Used to Spread Quackery in Business and Education

Synopsis- Recent years have seen a huge growth in the public awareness of neuroscience. More recent developments involve the use neuroscience in the business world and in education. But, like homeopathy and phrenology many of these applications can be regarded as “cargo-cult neuroscience”.

This article originally appeared at The Conversation.

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From ZIMBIOWHY NLP IS PSEUDO-SCIENCE OR FAKE– NLP has now more recently been identified as one of a top ten most discredited interventions (Norcross et al 2008)

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From Martin Frost – Neuro-linguistic programming – Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a set of techniques and beliefs that adherents use primarily as an approach to psychotherapy, healing, communication and personal development. Critics say that NLP is pseudoscientific and is promoted using fake jargon and exaggerated claims characteristic of fraud and charlatanry.

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