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What are you reading?

He's been published in the APA a handful of times. That would allow me to believe he's somewhat notable in the field.


Are you saying that social sciences like certain fields of Psychology are not based in research? Or are you saying that Peterson does no research?


No, that isn't how science works. The importance of a study isn't based on how much acclaim it gains. Thinking like this led to the replication crisis you mentioned previously. Science that reaffirms the status quote is just as important as a study that changes. Unfortunately, reaffirmation doesn't get all the headlines. Scientists who chased acclaim created weak experiments with the thought in mind to find "specific" results. That's why many studies have been replicated with differing results.

I'll play along though. This study, Between facets and domains: 10 aspects of the Big Five. Has been cited in a little over 900 other studies.
I'm saying if he was a notable social scientist, he'd be notable for that. Like your Zimbardos or Kinseys or Pavlov. But no one here has ever heard of his research. Because it's not very original or groundbreaking or interesting.

He's only notable because of his pseudo-scientific mythological/philosophical drivel that's capitalized on the rise of reactionary pop-psychology in the current cultural zeitgeist.

Once again, you were the one who posited that he was a "good social scientist."
 
Apologize in advance for the shameless plug....I am reading a book written by......well.......me. I am the adopted child of a WWII era Naval Aviator who grew up in Pensacola. I recently researched my birth family and found I was the actual son of a early 1960's era Marine Aviator. A look into how to conduct genealogy research, as well a look at the world of the post WWII south.
https://www.amazon.com/Where-Come-M...id=1529882889&sr=1-1&keywords=Matthew+l+evans
 
If you like Naval History you should read everything that Hornfischer and Toll write. Both are great authors and their works are very approachable and enjoyable.
Thanks for the tip. Seems that they'll be a good place to start.

In the meantime, I'm reading I Should Be Extremely Happy In Your Company, a novel of Lewis & Clark (beautifully written, like a brook flowing over smooth granite stones), and Under a Glass Bell, a collection of short stories by Anaïs Nin.
 
Thanks for the tip. Seems that they'll be a good place to start.

In the meantime, I'm reading I Should Be Extremely Happy In Your Company, a novel of Lewis & Clark (beautifully written, like a brook flowing over smooth granite stones), and Under a Glass Bell, a collection of short stories by Anaïs Nin.
The Lewis and Clark book sounds interesting. I think I'd actually really like that!
 

Griz882

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Another $1 local library used book grab. The book is just a series of stories that run across the history of aircraft carrier aviation. Some stories are from aviators, some from crew. There are lots of interesting little historical bits of information (such as noting that the co-pilot of the RAF PBY that found the Battleship Bismarck was a US naval aviator on an exchange tour and wasn't supposed to be participating in combat operations). Fun read with some good stories.

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Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600 - 1947. It explains how the territory of Brandenburg (only slightly larger than the state of Maryland in the beginning) came to hold so much power.
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