Skip to comments.Psychology Professors Argue Against Groupthink in Their Field
Posted on 02/07/2018 8:23:03 AM PST by 1BadgerStater
Does social science research and understanding suffer because most of the individuals working in the field are on the left side of the political spectrum? A new book gives us strong reasons to think so.
The book is entitled The Politics of Social Psychology and was edited by professors Jarret Crawford and Lee Jussim. Its 15 chapters were written by academics, nearly all of them in university psychology departments. The common thread is the malign consequences of the ideological conformity that exists in their field.
In their introduction, Crawford and Jussim ask,
What happens when the tools of the scientific method are used, intentionally or not, to advance and confirm ones political beliefs and values rather than to discover truth? What happens when ones scientific hypotheses are enmeshed with ones outlook on life, society, and politics?
Their answer is that the progress of science is slowed or even stopped. Read more.....
(Excerpt) Read more at jamesgmartin.center ...
Researchers are finally recognizing that liberals can be anti-science? I’m impressed. Even if only a few on the Left notice.
Old phenomena, one that has vexed ideologues of all persuasions for most of human history. Academics are just as subject to ‘groupthink’ as any other occupation or field of study. As long as we’ve had anything resembling institutions of higher learning one goes against the prevailing ideology at one’s peril. We conservatives notice it because of our loathing of the ‘progressivism’ that blankets most of academia.
The lefties have made social science an oxymoron.
Just as they have made climate science and political science.
Given I taught in university level acadamia for nearly a decade, I have met very few scholars (and they were old school academics) and a sh**load of PhD’ ideologues.
What caused you to think you could make up your own title for this?
What the hell is wrong with you?
Also you listed yourself as the author, which you are not.
You pretty much suck, dude.
In the future, use the published headline and author. Don’t just pull it out of - wherever you pull it from.
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