Deconstructing Social Psychology by Ian Parker, John Shotter

By Ian Parker, John Shotter

This booklet may be of curiosity to IDeconstructing Social PsychologyN offers a powerful number of new severe writing in social psychology. it will likely be an invaluable textual content for college kids of pyschology, social technological know-how, and sociology, and for these operating within the quarter of language.

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However, the simple social psychological law, linking enhanced risktaking to group situations, did not remain intact for long. Soon experimental evidence was produced to show that sometimes groups could be more cautious than individuals, and, thus, there [57] was a cautious-shift, to match the risky-shift (Fraser, Gouge, and Billig 1971). Explanations and psychological principles were formulated to explain why groups could be more risky, less risky and just the same as individuals. Later, it was suggested that the shifts had nothing to do with risk or caution, but that there was a general principle that groups become more extreme than individuals: they polarise individual tendencies, whether towards conservatism or towards risk (Moscovici and Zavalloni 1969).

Which samples of ‘pseudoscience’ are retained and which rejected depends on the personal preferences of individual psychologists and on the requirements of psychology as an institution. On an individual level, pseudoscience is research whose findings you dislike. It is common to find that people are far less critical of research logic and methodology when the conclusions are ones with which they are in agreement. In one study, 75 reviewers from a respected academic journal - Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis - were sent identical manuscripts on a controversial topic in behaviour modification, some with results favourable to behaviour modification, the others with the curves and data tables reversed so that the conclusions challenged behaviour modification.

This process is potentially infinite, for there is an infinity of different situations to which the opposing principles can be applied. The net result is a growing complexity of social psychological [59] research. Moreover, areas of research, like the risky shift, are not abandoned by researchers because the problems have been solved. In fact, few of the problems are solved. Instead the number of problems becomes multiplied and their range becomes increasingly restricted. And as the interesting common sense problem becomes fragmented into these potentially infinite chippings, so suddenly a fresh problem takes the attention.

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