Questionable Psychological Research at UNC

George Leef

In today's Pope Center Clarion Call, psychologist Deborah Tyler writes about some recent research done at UNC, where students were told to imagine and then write about incest with a family member and also that the family member had been involved in a serious car accident. The purpose of the experiment was to see if, as the researchers supposed, religiously-minded students were more inclined to exhibit "thought-action fusion" than non-religious students. Dr. Tyler explains her reasons for strongly disapproving of this project.

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