Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Indigophoton, Jun 14, 2018.
robbers cove, milgram, etc.
the kitty genovese case has also been challenged, in case it didn't mention that.
Eric Fromm in "The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness" (1973), had good criticisms of the experiment, and why it could and should not be used to tell a simple story of human nature.
This web page explains his criticisms well I think.
I've also found a twitter thread that might be useful and or interesting.
Linking to it via this site, as it makes it more readable.
"In science, too often, the first demonstration of an idea becomes the lasting one — in both pop culture and academia. But this isn’t how science is supposed to work at all!"
Fascinating, thanks @Luther Blissett !
"Seven years of college down the drain!"
Nice article, thanks @Indigophoton! I’m glad I’m on a day I could read the original.
Pleased to think/imagine/hope that lack of replication in psychology is being addressed in earnest too
The author of the Stanford Prison Experiment was actually the co-author of the introductory textbook used in my college psychology course. According to Wikipedia, it's a very widely used textbook, but I can't recall if it discusses the prison experiment. It and the Milgram Experiment were certainly discussed by my professor though.
An essay relating the Milgram Experiment to international relations was included in a text for my introductory international politics class.
At least in international relations there's little pretense that everybody isn't just guessing...
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