Alarming News

February 22, 2011

Not news

The lack of conservatives in fields such as social psychology produces skewed results:

“Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation,” said Dr. Haidt, who called himself a longtime liberal turned centrist. “But when we find out that conservatives are underrepresented among us by a factor of more than 100, suddenly everyone finds it quite easy to generate alternate explanations.”

Long story short, nothing will change and nobody cares.

Posted by Karol at 10:58 AM |

This partly explains why those who wish to study mind and behavior choose other disciplines like cognitive science, biology, or even economics. Psychology, like much of the humanities, is a complete joke and needs to be scratched from academia.

Posted by: Scot at February 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm
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