British Psychological Society Investigating Historical Malpractice

The British Psychological Society is conducting an investigation of historical malpractice by Society members. The investigation is being held in secret, behind closed doors, and without any independent checks and balances. The Society does not want the public to know about this investigation. Even the Society’s own members do not know the details of theContinue reading “British Psychological Society Investigating Historical Malpractice”

Sordid genealogies

This post republishes under Creative Commons licence an extract of an original paper authored by Michael Wintroub and published in Humanities and Social Sciences Communications volume 7, Article number: 41 (2020). A Correction to this article was published on 27 August 2020. Abstract “Sordid Genealogies: A Conjectural History of Cambridge Analytica’s Eugenic Roots” explores the history of the methods employed by Cambridge AnalyticaContinue reading “Sordid genealogies”

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”