3 thoughts on “Science is self-correcting. Social Psychologists are not. That means they are not scientists.

  1. According to Wikipedia:

    “Discrimination is the act of making distinctions between human beings based on the groups, classes, or other categories to which they are perceived to belong. People may discriminate on the basis of … profession… Discrimination especially occurs when individuals or groups are treated “in a way which is worse than the way people are usually treated,” on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in certain groups or social categories.”

    Guilty on all counts, right? How about dropping the hatred, cooling down, and distinguishing between individual authors and their arguments, entire disciplines and individual authors, and considering the possibility that some arguments in this world may be a bit more complex than the anti-theoretical focus on replicability foresees…?

    1. You are adding fuel to the fire when you write “anti-theoretical focus on replicability” If you cannot see that replicability is necessary so that empirical evidence can be used to test, strengthen, or weaken theories, you are part of the problem.

  2. You think that’s bad? Just how replicable and informative is the “interview 13 people and make generalisations based on selected quotes” approach in “qualitative” research, or its even more self-absorbed hip sibling, “Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis”? And that’ relates to the good stuff in that field.

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