“An unwarrantable impertinence”

  title={“An unwarrantable impertinence”},
  author={John F. Kihlstrom},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={666 - 667}
  • J. Kihlstrom
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Wegner's many examples of illusory involuntariness do not warrant the conclusion that the experience of voluntariness is also an illusion. His arguments appear to be related to the contemporary emphasis on automaticity in social cognition and behavior; both appear to represent a revival of situationism in social psychology. 

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Précis of Social Perception and Social Reality: Why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophecy

  • L. Jussim
  • Psychology
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • 2015
The time is long overdue to replace cherry-picked and unjustified stories emphasizing error, bias, the power of self-fulfilling prophecies, and the inaccuracy of stereotypes with conclusions that more closely correspond to the full range of empirical findings, which includes multiple failed replications of classic expectancy studies, meta-analyses consistently demonstrating small or at best moderate expectancy effects, and high accuracy in social perception.

A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

It is suggested that children under the age of five should be supervised by an adult or preferably two adults to ensure that they are not in a position to endanger themselves or others.