The study published in Science this year claimed that white people became more likely to “stereotype and discriminate” against black people when they were in a messy environment, versus an organized one.
This is an interesting find by Frank, while it doesn’t mean that all research by social psychologists are tainted, it definitely points to the possibility though, that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of these ‘scientists’ are at the forefront of pushing a well crafted meme that Western civilization (meaning white people) are predisposed to racism, bigotry and violence. White people then need to be “deprogrammed and “managed” by these societal engineers (social psychologists) and placed within the straightjacket of multiculturalism lest they be tempted to resort back to their evil selves.
This fraudulent case should serve as a warning to all to not take at face value anything anyone says, do your own homework, and let common sense prevail, you’ll end up being more right than wrong on any given issue. Multiculturalism presents a serious danger to any society, it’s only a well integrated society that respects the cultural background of its citizens (except for Islam) that will help produce social cohesiveness and desired unity. KGS
NOTE: A society based upon the protection of rights for the individual, not on group rights, is crucial as well. Show me a social psychologist or politician that believes in ‘group rights’ and I’ll show you a multiculturalist.
H/T Frank Kitman
Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research
By BENEDICT CAREY
Published: November 2, 2011
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 in an undated photograph. “I have failed as a scientist and researcher,” he said in a statement after a committee found problems in dozens of his papers.
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. Stapel’s papers in April, posted an “editorial expression of concern” about the research online on Tuesday.
The scandal, involving about a decade of work, is the latest in a string of embarrassments in a field that critics and statisticians say badly needs to overhaul how it treats research results. In recent years, psychologists have reported a raft of findings on race biases, brain imaging and even extrasensory perception that have not stood up to scrutiny. Outright fraud may be rare, these experts say, but they contend that Dr. Stapel took advantage of a system that allows researchers to operate in near secrecy and massage data to find what they want to find, without much fear of being challenged.
“The big problem is that the culture is such that researchers spin their work in a way that tells a prettier story than what they really found,” said Jonathan Schooler, a psychologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “It’s almost like everyone is on steroids, and to compete you have to take steroids as well.”