Psychology Prof Rejects Concept of Microaggressions

by Dave Blount | April 6, 2017 12:04 pm

Emory University Department of Psychology Professor Scott Lilienfeld had better already have tenure. Looks like he has wandered off the reservation:

After reviewing many studies on the topic, Dr. Lilienfeld argues in his paper “Microaggressions: Strong Claims, Inadequate Evidence” that microaggressions lack scientific proof, and therefore should not be included in workplace or campus diversity training. …

“The scientific status of the microaggression research program is far too preliminary to warrant its dissemination to real-world contexts,” he writes in his 2017 scholarly article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science.

True enough for real-world contexts, but what about the non–real-world contexts of college campuses and ultra-P.C. corporate environments?

If they melt snowflakes, how can they not be real?

On tips from J and Torcer. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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