Skip to comments.Study Reveals Anti-Conservative Discrimination Among Psychologists
Posted on 08/08/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde
A significant number of social and personality psychologists have told researchers they would discriminate against conservatives in decisions about publishing, grant applications and hiring, according to a study published in the September issue of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science. Authors Dr. Yoel Inbar and Dr. Joel Lammers assert in the study the more liberal the psychologist claimed to be, the more likely they were to admit to anti-conservative discrimination....
"By excluding those who disagree with (most of) us politically," Inbar and Yammers concluded, "we treat them unfairly, do ourselves a disservice, and ultimately damage the scientific credibility of our field."...
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You should my wife (a surgeon who originally studied to be a psychiatrist) about how the DSM (book on standard diagnosis) from the early 70s is far better than any of the current crap.
She now stays far away from any of that junk and sticks to intestines!
“Aside from some chemical brain issues, there is nothing in psychology that can be proven.”
It’s no surprise that a field dealing with crazy people is leaning towards collectivism. The hallmark of a conservative is to suck it up and deal with it if possible, and then seek help if it’s actually needed. We’re not exactly filling the coffers of the profession of shrinkage.
“Dont forget, as homosexuals entered psychology, it became normalized.”
Correct. Homosexuality used to be considered what it is — a mental disorder, or at least a symptom of a mental disorder.
In agreement with your agreement over the communist goals and what should be a hard self-examination about the mass shootings — and I might add, about the mass media knee-jerk reaction that mass shootings are the work of conservatives. It boggles the mind. A conservative by definition is not an extremist.
One of the many reasons that a jump to private practice and consulting was the only way to survive.
Humanists embrace "third force" psychology - which is based almost exclusively on the work of Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, Erich Fromm, and Carl Rogers. This psychology focuses on man's inherent goodness and predicts that every individual can achieve mental health simply by getting in touch with his "real self". Humanists call for individuals to become "self actualized" by meeting all their personal needs. Put bluntly, this psychology helps troubled individuals learn to worship their perfect selves.
At least we can see from that statement that stereotyping is not limited to liberals.
you also have “operative definitions” which taint the sample.
ie when the libs wanted to make all video games cause violence. They defined a violent act as “pressing a button” regardless of the effect caused. (reset, jump, pause etc)
So now the psychologists just define violent as having “conservative thoughts” and presto no sane person is conservative.
I still like the old study that found 45% of doing ANYTHING would have the same result as psychological treatment. (or that no training was required to interprit ink blot studies)
Couch time is $$$$$ in the bank. I know people as adults that cannot deal with daily life without referring to what their ‘counselor’ told them to do in situations where they ‘feel’ this or ‘feel’ that.
There is a fundamental reason for this. (note, this is my opinion...I am not a psychologist, but simply explaining why there is a mutual disconnect between Psychology and Conservatism)
A key concept of psychology is that if you act or think a certain aberrant way, it is not a conscious choice and may be classified as a disorder or a sickness.
Liberals subscribe wholesale to this as a way of maintaining that a Utopia is indeed possible, and with treatment of people who get in the way of achieving Utopia, it can still be achieved.
Conservatives (myself included) often take a knee jerk approach, sometimes to far in the other direction, and view blaming actions or behaviors on a sickness or disorder is a complete abdication of personal responsibility. We understand that when someone has brain metastases due to cancer, their behavior may change and they aren’t responsible.
But when a murderer or thief blames it on their childhood, sexual life, disrespect or mistreatment by others or society, we reject it.
And Psychologists, the vast majority of whom are liberal, detest us for that because it means we think they are full of crap, and enable bad behavior by removing the responsibility for actions from the person and placing it on others, and society in general.
Again, just my opinion. I concede that the truth isn’t so clear cut.
Psychology is not a science. It is institutionalized fraud. The subject as taught in universities everywhere is fraud, how to commit fraud using scientific sounding words. A iny percentage of psychologists are doing useful work in the field as employees of corporations for dealing with government regulations and fraudulent government psychologists.
The psychology profession is full of aging flower children and other leftists.
All “normal” teenagers have homosexual feelings.
Our whole society is stewing in that manipulative garbage.
The word ‘psychology’ and the phrase ‘scientific credibility’ should appear in the same sentence, unless it is linked in the negative.
I think the comprise an official oxymoron at this point.
The intestines have far less dirt in the engine than either psychology or psychiatry as they are practiced in the mainstream. There are always exceptions, and some have been pure genius in helping wounded people live fully, such as Alice Miller's brilliant work on psychological child abuse by parents. But they are a statistical minority, IMHO.
Unbelievable. What sort of business entities were these -- private practices, corporations, what? No government offices?
I don’t need to: I’m not the one who’s wrong. That’s your problem.
But, off the top of my head: children exposed to complex trauma - not simple trauma, but complex trauma - will develop coping strategies in place of healthy baseline personalities.
As they move into adulthood and begin to widely experience normal, healthy relationships and interactions with others, the coping strategies they carried with them will conflict and eventually break down.
Because this persons childhood never involved the creation of a healthy baseline personality, they’ll have no idea how to deal with the loss of the coping strategy and the break down will be catastrophic in degree, and dissociative in nature.
This situation has a large percentage of suicides.
There will be exceptions, but not many.