Diversity


Professional psychology researchers have a bias it is claimed.  A bias that distorts their research.  One that does a disservice with respect to the pure pursuit of knowledge.  So suggests Lee Jussim Ph.D. in the following post,

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rabble-rouser/201501/psychologys-political-diversity-problem

The abstract for the coming paper describes the problem,

“Psychologists have demonstrated the value of diversity—particularly diversity of viewpoints—for enhancing creativity, discovery, and problem solving. But one key type of viewpoint diversity is lacking in academic psychology in general and social psychology in particular: political diversity. This article reviews the available evidence and finds support for four claims: 1) Academic psychology once had considerable political diversity, but has lost nearly all of it in the last 50 years; 2) This lack of political diversity can undermine the validity of social psychological science via mechanisms such as the embedding of liberal values into research questions and methods, steering researchers away from important but politically unpalatable research topics, and producing conclusions that mischaracterize liberals and conservatives alike; 3) Increased political diversity would improve social psychological science by reducing the impact of  bias mechanisms such as confirmation bias, and by empowering dissenting minorities to improve the quality of the majority’s thinking; and 4) The underrepresentation of non-liberals in social psychology is most likely due to a combination of self-selection, hostile climate, and discrimination.  We close with recommendations for increasing political diversity in social psychology.”

(Highlighted sections by Farm Boy)

I commend the authors for considering, and more so, researching this subject.  Of particular interest here is steering researchers away from important but politically unpalatable research topics.  This is a sore point with respect to the manosphere.  What the manosphere has done due to the lack of research in certain areas with respect to women is create that research itself.  There is a real need for men to understand the situation that has befallen male/female relationships, and men (with some women) have done the job that academia has refused to do.  Theories are posted, peer reviewed through comments, new ideas formed, and new revised posts with improved knowledge are forthcoming (ideally).  Of course, this is an unscientific process based primarily on anecdotes (though lots of them).  It would be ideal if academia would pick up the ball on this and do some research in politically incorrect areas.  I believe that we should help them hit the ground running.  After all, we do have a head start.  So I propose that we suggest research topics.  I will start.  Commenters, please chime in.

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60 comments on “Diversity
  1. Farm Boy says:

    How about research related to women’s desired to be dominated?

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    How about research related to women’s maternal “instincts”, how strong they are and whether they can be interfered with.

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  3. Cill says:

    How about a research paper headed “Feminism Is a Sacred Cow”?

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  4. Farm Boy says:

    On just the last thread we were creating theories, debating them and revising them. We appear to be considerably ahead of academia in this regard.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    “Feminism Is a Sacred Cow”?

    I like cows.

    How about a paper titled “Politicians are Feminism’s Bitch?”

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  6. Liz says:

    “How about research related to women’s maternal “instincts”, how strong they are and whether they can be interfered with.”

    That would be a very good one. And one we’ll likely never see.
    One must never question the mothering instinct of any woman.
    Even if, by all appearances, she has none toward her children whatsoever.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    How about research about the psychological impact of a ride on the carousel?

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  8. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Farm Boy,
    “I like cows.”
    Was that a hint?

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  9. Tarnished says:

    “How about research about the psychological impact of a ride on the carousel?”

    I’m actually trying to find information/research on this very topic right now. Oddly, there seems to be a double standard…heh, whodathunkit? I’m finding research that says Women + Numerous Partners = More Likely to Divorce, but for the opposite sex I’m finding Men + Numerous Partners = More Likely to Have Affairs. Obviously these aren’t quite the same thing. I pray for a day to actually get to my public library so I can read more than just the abstracts on these papers!

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  10. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Even without feminism or political correctness, academics can be set in their ways. I do remember hearing about a geologist who came to Egypt to check out the Sphinx. He estimated that it was far older than Egyptologists credited it and that it dated back to when it actually rained in Egypt because the water damage was as plain to him as the nose on his face.
    To all this Zadi Hawass said “Harumph.”

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  11. Tarnished says:

    “On just the last thread we were creating theories, debating them and revising them. We appear to be considerably ahead of academia in this regard.”

    Because even though we may not fully agree with each other, we’re all adults and realize our separate life experiences and teachings still have enough in common to create overarching concepts that are true. Also, we are all pretty friendly here, don’t tend to talk down to/utterly dismiss one another, and are willing to compromise when we disagree. Truth is neither left nor right…it’s located in the middle gray area. Groups such as ours that don’t have a stern ideology or fanatical/paid for agenda are quite capable of birthing new theories of whys and hows.

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  12. Farm Boy says:

    There are two things that I noticed about the Blazing Saddles video.

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  13. Liz says:


    There are two things that I noticed about the Blazing Saddles video.

    Me too! Those bow ties were very distracting. 😛

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  14. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Liz,
    You are the soul of tact.

    Farm Boy,
    I don’t know what you were thinking about but, it reminded me that boys like girls. They are cute and cuddly. and, as a bear, I know about being cute and cuddly.

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    the soul of tact.

    Didn’t our patriarch’s fellow countryman, Bill Shakesman, have something to say like that?

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  16. Spawny Get says:

    “How about research related to women’s desired to be dominated?”
    You’re gonna read 50 shades? Man, that’s what I call taking one for the team.

    “How about a research paper headed “Feminism Is a Sacred Cow”?”
    Feminism is for self identifying sacred cows?

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  17. Spawny Get says:

    “How about research related to women’s maternal “instincts”, how strong they are and whether they can be interfered with.”
    Abortion as just another birth control tool for some women suggests…not all that strong once societal norms are corrupted by militant psychos.

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  18. Spawny Get says:

    Not watched it yet, but the static image indicates that fun is to be had

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  19. Spawny Get says:

    That bear has a serious drinking problem by the look of it. Maybe they should consider adding a little milk to its bottle of whiskey?

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  20. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Spawny Get,
    What!? Bears with drinking problems???

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  21. Spawny Get says:

    Rice wine…clearly.

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  22. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    I thought it was Tsingtao Beer. 🐻 Burp!

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  23. Spawny Get says:

    Tsingtao? I wanna be a Panda.

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  24. Spawny Get says:

    Ends up making a good point…

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  25. Spawny Get says:

    Our moral betters, the empathic sex in action

    “Husband forced to choose between Down Syndrome baby and wife.” Their child Leo was born in Armenia and Leo has down syndrome so the Armenian Mother, Ruzan Badalyan decided that she was going to give her husband, Samuel Forrest an ultimatum. Either he abandons baby Leo or she abandons him. Well Samuel Forrest from New Zealand decided to keep the child so she decided to leave him. I thought that’s where the story would end and nothing else would happen. But now the plot thickens. When Samuel Forrest took his story public he asked for sixty thousand dollars to help him deal with the legal paperwork required to give him sole custody of Leo and help transport him to New Zealand. It seemed like an open and shut case. I thought he was going to take the baby and everything would be fine. But as I write my script for this video there is almost half a million us dollars in a fund setup to bring Leo home. It’s the second link I’m adding in the description below. And I’m sure that it’s probably going to grow to more then a million dollars. Baby Leo will have more then enough money to take care of him for the rest of his
    life. But now that the mother that abandoned him wants the baby back and probably wants the money too. According to the Bring Leo Home crowd funding page that I’m posting in the description “The mother refused to even look at or touch the newborn for fear of getting attached in a society where defects are not accepted, often bringing shame on the family involved.” Well now she wants her million dollar down syndrome baby back. And she wants a family reunion. So at this point I’m thinking that Samuel will take the baby, leave Armenia and never see his wife again after she did such a terrible thing. But apparently he has forgiven her and offers her a second chance. And the link to him saying that is found on her Facebook page as well as a lengthy comment that I’m going to read. But before I read it I have to say that this story has everything, a mangina giving his wife a second chance, gold-digging after the fact, a man marring a foreign eastern bride and a mother abandoning her own child because he wouldn’t make a good utility in the future, but instead a burden. If we have a mother here that doesn’t even love her own child and is willing to leave out outside for the metaphorical wolves to eat how can men still see women as pure, innocent beings that are self-less and caring. This is the image that women project as mothers and yet here we have Samuel Forrest staring this ugly truth in the face and deciding to get back with his wife.

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  26. Liz says:

    How dare they imply that baby Leo’s mother is an unfit parent!
    She just has in her own, special, unique style of mothering.

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  27. Liz says:

    “Well now she wants her million dollar down syndrome baby back.”

    Sounds legit!

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  28. Liz says:

    We really need to bring back shaming poor behavior (I mean, female behavior…shame towards men has never been so high).
    -Empowered “go girl” sluttism=more and more sluts

    -Empowered “motherhood/marriage doesn’t define you! Do whatever you want! Your happiness is more important than your husband or kids! We’ll make it easy…”=
    Horrible mom epidemic/ frivorce epidemic

    But really, who knew until now that women had to shamed into caring for their own offspring? Crazy times, these.

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  29. Liz says:

    BTW, I see this type of thing all the time…not outright abandonment but close enough. Cougar working “moms” (mom in quotes, they don’t deserve the title) throwing their kids at near strangers or strangers for days at a time so they can have their freedom. We had a young boy at our house during Easter holiday last year. We’d invited him over for an airsoft war. His mom dropped him off at the corner and didn’t even leave the car or give him a bag. I tried to get in touch with her but there was no answer…for three whole days. When she finally left me a message she was at a “yoga retreat” in the city, but she was “very very concerned” for her son and “hoped everything was okay”. The city is only a 45 minute drive….now, this was Easter so I thought that was strange and started looking online for ‘yoga retreats’ in the city. My husband said, “Liz, don’t look too hard. The yoga retreat is probably someone named Bob.” He called it. No yoga retreat…but with all her expressed concern you’d think she’d at least drive the 45 minutes to come home right? I barely knew this lady….Nah, he was there for about 5 days total.
    I wish I could say this was uncommon…it’s pretty much the standard in this Cougar town.

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  30. Lon Spector says:

    I think we should look into whether the whole field of Psychology is a crock.
    Ask ten “experts,” and get ten different opinions.
    Do what works for you. Not, what is suppost to work.

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  31. Yoda says:

    she was at a “yoga retreat”

    Much stretching and spreading there was.
    Womanspreading good description it would be.

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  32. Yoda says:

    But really, who knew until now that women had to shamed into caring for their own offspring?

    Maternal instinct like the force it is.
    A dark side it has.

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  33. Liz says:

    “Much stretching and spreading there was.
    Womanspreading good description it would be.”

    😀

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  34. Liz says:

    I do have to wonder why they call them cougars. Cats are much better mothers.

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  35. Spawny Get says:

    “Much stretching and spreading there was.
    Womanspreading good description it would be.”

    Yoda on top form he is

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  36. Yoda says:

    I do have to wonder why they call them cougars

    Because on the prowl they are.
    Do so they must.

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  37. Yoda says:

    it’s pretty much the standard in this Cougar town.

    Promote city with this they should.
    “Cougar Town — The Purrfect learning experience”

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  38. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Spawny Get,
    That Sandman video is so sad.

    Liz,
    Cougar Mom picked the right victim. You’re all right! Five days???

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  39. Yoda says:

    Child abandonment it was?

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  40. Yoda says:

    How women become this poor as mothers the world know it should.

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  41. Cill says:

    Cougars compete with PPPs in NZ, making the shortage of young men more acute

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  42. Liz says:

    “Cougar Mom picked the right victim. You’re all right! Five days???”

    Yes, Fuzzie. Five days. Over the holiday, too. It wasn’t the only time, or the last time this sort of thing has happened to me…but it was the longest.

    “Child abandonment it was?”

    Perhaps you haven’t heard the latest. It’s not abandonment if you leave your kid with someone you don’t know, as long as that person lives…somewhere, because….
    It takes a village, Yoda, you hater. 😉

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  43. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Liz,
    This would have been all right if, one, she was a good friend, two, it was understood that she was going to try to lock down this guy for a relationship and, three, she left you with some money to cover expenses. From the sound of it,she didn’t cover any of the three points.
    I am thinking some bad thoughts that I should keep to myself.

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  44. Spawny Get says:

    Wrong thread first time
    Couldn’t find Cougar Town…next best thing

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  45. Yoda says:

    Four,
    How long it would be.

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  46. Yoda says:

    It takes a village, Yoda, you hater.

    Village about men paying taxes it is.
    Not about child-care.
    Unless government subsidized child-care that is.

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  47. Spawny Get says:

    For those of you that might live in the first world (or have a vpn connection to it), or have al jabeeba on yokel tv

    I DO recommend last night’s Top Gear (series 22 episode 3), very funny.

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  48. Liz says:

    Fuzzie: “Liz,
    This would have been all right if, one, she was a good friend, two, it was understood that she was going to try to lock down this guy for a relationship and, three, she left you with some money to cover expenses. From the sound of it,she didn’t cover any of the three points.”

    Nope. It was funny though, we were telling a friend about it later and he said, “Was it (insert name of town cougar here)?” We said, no, and he asked, “Was it (insert name of another townie cougar here)”…he did this several times until we just told him who it was. That’s how bad things are. Shite mothers are everywhere. And they’re all “empowered, career-oriented, sexually free” types….and don’t you dare imply they aren’t good mothers. Their kids all go to the best schools, don’t-ya-know.

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  49. Yoda says:

    Their kids all go to the best schools, don’t-ya-know.

    Cougar’s money how it obtained it was?

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  50. Yoda says:

    I do have to wonder why they call them cougars

    Good PR firm they hired.
    Better than “Old Sluts” it was.

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  51. Liz says:

    “Cougar’s money how it obtained it was?”

    They’re rocket scientists! (not)

    Different ways…most of them are in PR or sales. Also real estate. One is an artist (a shite artist, but she was hot in the day and put out to make a name for herself…effective, though she looks like death sucking on a lemon now).

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  52. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Liz,
    Are they single Mommies or frivorcees? NOt that ir matters all that much but, it frosts my pumpkin to think of a frivorcee dumping hubby and then pull9ing this stuff to have a good time.
    I feel like leaving a note for the bees with their addresses on it the next time I steal some honey.

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  53. Liz says:

    They’re mostly frivorcees, Fuzzie. Though, one is actually still married in name…she took a pole dancing class recently. I don’t think she and her husband have had sex in about a year, so it’s not for him. Four kids, that one…she was prepared to leave them all for some guy, but then changed her mind. Which might have been better for everyone, I’m sure he could find a better mother for his kids, under a rock or something.

    These are very sad Panda stories, Fuzzie…not good for you, or me.
    I like my happy stories. 🙂

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  54. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Liz,
    This business of frivorce just gets worse and worse but, you’re right. Sad Panda stories. Happy stories are much better! 🙂

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  55. Yoda says:

    Liz,

    Judgmental you are.
    Good this is.
    The dark side exposed it must be.

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    If you are a psychology researcher and are reading this; then may I suggest that you do take the ideas developed in the manosphere somewhat seriously. There are models, and these models do model the reality of the situation rather well. From the academic perspective, this should be very significant. If however, one dismisses the theories out of hand due to politically conrrectness reasons (even if the excuse is something else), then ask if this is what academia should truly be about.

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    This post deserves a prequel; one that shows how we got to where we are.

    I guarantee that it will be better than the Star Wars prequels.

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