A Guide to Psychology and its Practice




I am just one man with no staff. I have done all the writing, all the design, and all the programming for this website without a sponsor. No one pays me for the thousands and tens of thousands of dollars of labor I have put—and continue to put—into this website.

Furthermore, in all of this, I refuse to obscure simple truth with advertising.

Nevertheless, I am willing to provide this website for your benefit and for the benefit of anyone else in the whole world—but answering questions takes an enormous amount of my personal time. Therefore, if you want me to answer your e-mail question, I require that you pay for my time.

For about the first 10 years of this website, I did not charge anything to answer questions; I just asked for a donation of gratitude. Even though I rarely received any donations, I still answered every question. Well, around 2006 I was getting about 20 questions a day, it was taking me several hours a day to write answers, and I was receiving almost nothing in donations. I had to stop. I couldn’t afford to give away so much time for free.

So now you’re looking at the fallout from all of this: an obstacle course to separate the serious from the curious, and a requirement that you make a donation to this website before I will respond to your e-mail question.

Moreover, for those who have ears to hear, there’s even a psychological lesson in this: it’s about my setting boundaries, not about my being rude.




No, you cannot place your ad here, because I do not accept advertising on this website.

A Guide to Psychology and its Practice

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