Thursday, June 09, 2016

Journal eats crow over article claiming conservatism linked to genetic-based psychosis

Steven Hayward, "Epic Correction of the Decade" (Powerline, June 8, 2016):
Hoo-wee, the New York Times will really have to extend itself to top the boner and mother-of-all-corrections at the American Journal of Political Science. This is the journal that published a finding much beloved of liberals a few years back that purported to find scientific evidence that conservatives are more likely to exhibit traits associated with psychoticism, such as authoritarianism and tough-mindedness, and that the supposed “authoritarian” personality of conservatives might even have a genetic basis (and therefore be treatable someday?). Settle in with a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, and get ready to enjoy one of the most epic academic face plants ever. Read more >>
[Hat tip to JM]

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