Too Much Public Shaming Is Bad, But That's Not The Real Problem In Science

Published: Nov 04, 2016

A "culture of shaming” is now permeating psychology, and science in general, according to a former president of the Association for Psychological Science.

In an essay in the society’s house organ, the Observer, Princeton psychologist Susan Fiske claims that the “new media” “can encourage a certain amount of uncurated, unfiltered denigration. In the most extreme examples, individuals are finding their research programs, their careers, and their personal integrity under attack.”

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