Be wary of the so -called research coming out of intellectual ghettoes; soon not embracing scat and farming will be a mental disorder.

ghetto |ˈgetō|
noun (pl. ghettos or ghettoes)
a part of a city, esp. a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.
• historical the Jewish quarter in a city: the Warsaw Ghetto.
an isolated or segregated group or area: the relative security of the gay ghetto.
verb (ghettoes, ghettoing, ghettoed) [ with obj. ]
put in or restrict to an isolated or segregated area or group.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: perhaps from Italian getto ‘foundry’ (because the first ghetto was established in 1516 on the site of a foundry in Venice), or from Italian borghetto, diminutive of borgo ‘borough.’

The  social  sciences  and humanities  departments of  universities  are  the  source  of  much of  the  confusion  and  folly  in  public  policy  on sex  and  gender in countries  like  the USA, UK  etc.  

Some  of  their  policy recommendations  are  so  silly  one  has  to  go  to  university  to  create  them.

The  following  article  discusses  how  left  wing  bias  in these  departments  have  made  them even more  liberal ,  more  useless  and  their  recommendation  like  Caitlyn  Jenner  being  normal  more  bizarre.  Also  we  should  expect  more  papers  like  the  one  below suggesting  that  “homophobia ”   is  associated  with  mental disorders.

Indeed, one  should  not  be  surprised  if  some so-called  researcher  from  an  intellectual  ghetto  does  not  have  a  paper   published   which  claims  that  not  embracing  scat  and  farming  is  evidence  of  a  mental  disorder.

  

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http://the-good-news.storage.googleapis.com/assets/pdf/psychology-political-diversity.pdf

Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science

José L. Duarte, Arizona State University
Jarret T. Crawford, The College of New Jersey Charlotta Stern, Stockholm University
Jonathan Haidt, New York University—Stern School of Business Lee Jussim, Rutgers University
Philip E. Tetlock, University of Pennsylvania

Corresponding Author: Jonathan Haidt, haidt@nyu.edu

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Social psychology, diversity, politics, bias, sociology of science

 

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http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2015/09/11/3700857/homophobia-mental-disorder/

New Study Suggests Connections Between Homophobia And Mental Disorders
BY ZACK FORD SEP 11, 2015 3:17PM

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Homosexuality was long derided as a mental disorder — and being transgender often still is — but a new study suggests that it might be more likely that it’s actually homophobia that is a sign of mental disorder.
Researchers working with the Italian Society of Andrology and Sexual Medicine evaluated the mental health of 560 Italian University students to see what connections could be found between their psychological traits and their propensity for homophobia. Indeed, they found that aspects of psychoticism and immature defense mechanisms were significant predictors for homophobic attitudes.
“We found that psychoticism represented an important risk factor for homophobia, demonstrating that pathologic personality traits are involved in homophobic attitudes,” the study explains. Psychoticism embodies various characteristics, but above all, “severe psychopathologic conditions, such as delusion, isolation, and interpersonal alienation, but also hostility and anger.” Homophobia could be partially linked by “pathologic trait of personality,” meaning that various disorders of relationship and thought could be predictive of homophobia.
Immature defense mechanisms similarly predicted homophobic attitudes. These are coping mechanisms activated during states of distress and anxiety and include behaviors like projection, acting out, isolation, denial, passive aggressiveness, and displacement. “Our data revealed that immature defense mechanisms predict homophobia, highlighting that a negative attitude toward homosexuals is influenced once again by dysfunctional aspects of personality.”
While these aggressive personality traits were linked with homophobia, depression had the opposite effect. “Subjects with depression have a lower risk to develop homophobic behavior,” in part because it seems they were less likely to “perceive external reality as a threat and project their anger.”
The study also found that gender was a significant predictor of homophobia. “Men are more homophobic than women,” and in particular, they demonstrated a tendency toward more negative attitudes and “a major risk of aggressive behavior or acting out toward homosexuals.”
Speaking to Medical Daily, lead researcher Dr. Emmanuele A. Jannini suggested, “After discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia, associated with potentially severe psychopathologies.”
Homophobic attitudes have previously been linked to unacknowledged same-sex attractions and dying younger.
TAGS Homophobia

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