I have mustered enough energy to do some blogging. Below is an article that bears closely on something I have written. It energizes me into putting it up. It rightly sees a bit of clinical psychology originally published in 2003 as very influential to this day.As it happens, the topic concerned was one that I had already extensively researched, so I knew where the skeletons were buried. It was a totally absurd piece of research. My comments on it published at the time can be found here: http://tongue-tied2.blogspot.com/2007/01/academic-fakers-by-john-j.html….
An excellent example of the production of the groundwork for the bias infusing media today is “research” published in 2003, in the American Psychological Association’s Psychological Bulletin. Supported by $1.2 million in federal money, “Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition” supposedly provided an “elegant and unifying explanation” for political conservatism. If you have been paying attention this year, some of its themes will seem familiar.