Skip to comments.Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research
Posted on 11/05/2011 11:07:15 AM PDT by Salman
A well-known psychologist in the Netherlands whose work has been published widely in professional journals falsified data and made up entire experiments, an investigating committee has found. Experts say the case exposes deep flaws in the way science is done in a field, psychology, that has only recently earned a fragile respectability.
The psychologist, Diederik Stapel, of Tilburg University, committed academic fraud in several dozen published papers, many accepted in respected journals and reported in the news media, according to a report released on Monday by the three Dutch institutions where he has worked: the University of Groningen, the University of Amsterdam, and Tilburg. The journal Science, which published one of Dr. Stapels papers in April, posted an editorial expression of concern about the research online on Tuesday.
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Prager: "... But until 1973, psychiatry did consider homosexuality an illness. To cite one of countless examples, Dr. Leo Rangell, a psychoanalyst, wrote that he had "never seen a male homosexual who did not also turn out to have a phobia of the vagina." In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its official listing of mental illnesses in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders. Gay activists have used this as a major weapon in their battle for societal acceptance of homosexuality. But, for many reasons, the APA decision has not resolved the question of whether homosexuality is an illness, and the question may well be unresolvable. Given the mixed moral and judgmental record of psychiatry, especially since the 1960s, all one may conclude from the APA's decision to remove homosexuality from its list of illnesses is that while it may have been right, organized psychiatry has given us little reason to trust its judgment on politically charged issues. For these reasons, the fact that the American Psychiatric Association no longer labels homosexuality an illness should not persuade anyone that it is not. Given the subjective nature of the term "mental illness," given the power of gay activists, and given the political views of the APA leadership (as opposed to most of its members), the association's vote means nothing to many observers. If social pressures forced psychiatrists in the past to label homosexuality an illness, how can we be certain that social pressures in our time have not forced them to label it normal? Are present-day psychiatrists less influenced by societal pressures than were their predecessors? I doubt it. So, putting aside psychiatry's ambivalence about homosexuality, let us pose the question in this way: "Assuming there is such a thing as normal, is it normal for a man to be incapable of making love to a woman (or vice versa)?" Presumably, there are only three possible answers: [Snip]
Wonderful! Finally good reason for Navy Patriot's selective illiteracy.
And all this time it thought it was because I had seizures of stupid.
You “ain’t” stuuuuuupid! :)
And then there is the fraud in the White House, costing us every thing we have if he gets his way.
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Cultural Competence, eh?
Read the performance audit memo jpg-ed at the bottom of the post.
And this place was a National Training Center for “culturally competent” psychologists.”
And if you click on the post labels, you’ll find the Chief “Cultural Competent” Dr FG Lu, and his entire Multi-Culti crew who do their Psychological Research watching feature films at the Esalen Institute actually believe that they are the Illuminati.
LOL! Thanks for the link. bttt