The British Psychological Society

This series of posts examines the current situation of crisis that exists within the British Psychological Society (BPS). The series is a collaboration with the team at BPSWatch. I am reposting here content originally published at BPSWatch. Readers may also be interested in the posts here, here and here. How much does the future ofContinue reading “The British Psychological Society”

Psyche in Mythology and the British Psychological Society of Today

Psyche/ˈsʌɪki/the human soul, mind, or spirit “their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others” Similar: soul spirit(inner) self innermost self(inner) ego true being essential nature life force vital force inner man/woman persona identity personality individuality make-up subconscious mind intellect anima pneuma Opposite: body Wikipedia the fountain of knowledge inContinue reading “Psyche in Mythology and the British Psychological Society of Today”

Institutional Logics, the British Psychological Society and Hans Eysenck

The Journal of Health Psychology has published a new paper on “Research misconduct complaints and institutional logics: The case of Hans Eysenck and the British Psychological Society” [October 28, 2020]. The paper provides an analysis of the reasons Hans J Eysenck’s misconduct has not been fully investigated by the BPS. The authors, Russell Craig, AnthonyContinue reading “Institutional Logics, the British Psychological Society and Hans Eysenck”

Can I really be the only BPS member seeking retraction of racist science from British Psychological Society journals?

Context Here I discuss one of the most disgusting and offensive articles ever to appear in print: J. Philippe Rushton (1990): “Race Differences, r/K theory, and a Reply to Flynn,” The Psychologist: Bulletin of the British Psychological Society, Vol. 3, 5 (May): 195-98. In spite of the furore created by this publication 30 years ago, this article remains published on the website ofContinue reading “Can I really be the only BPS member seeking retraction of racist science from British Psychological Society journals?”

The British Psychological Society as institutionally racist

Context I write this as a member of the British Psychological Society. For more years that I care to remember, I have been on the brink of resigning from what I consider to be a racist society.  The only reason to remain as a member has been the belief that one can exert more influenceContinue reading “The British Psychological Society as institutionally racist”