Psychology News Round-Up: ICYMI September 8, 2017
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus news stories and tweets worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
On the Blogs
Taking Responsibility for Our Field's Reputation via The Observer
Hal Pashler and J.P. De Ruiter argue that the field's reputation is in free fall, and that psychological scientists need to take responsibility for it.
In Defense of Amy Wax's Defense of Bourgeois Culture via Heterodox Academy
Evidence-based defense of middle class values of hard work, family, and civility, and highlighting the threat to academic freedom by those who would have Amy Wax silenced, are the focus of this peice by Jonathan Haidt.
The Psychology of the New McCarthyism via Psych Today
Lee Jussim posts an evidence-based analysis of how political motivations distort social psychological research and conclusions, and how that political environment has contributed to an atmosphere of fear and intimidation in social psychology, psychology, and academia more broadly.
In the News
For academics, publishing online can often be a useful counter to the downsides of scholarly writing. https://t.co/HA1MrMxizF— Pacific Standard (@PacificStand) September 5, 2017
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