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Episode 170: Social Psychology Gets an Asch-Kicking

August 13th, 2019  •  1 hr 49 mins  •  Download (76.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Is social psychology just a kid dressing up in grown-up science clothes? Are the methods in social psychology--hypothesis-driven experiments and model-building--appropriate for the state of the field? Or do these methods lead to a narrowing of vision, stifled creativity, and a lack of informed curiosity about the social world> David and Tamler discuss the strong methodological critique of psychology from two of its leading practitioners - Paul Rozin and Solomon Asch.

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