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Psychology association – target of a bunk watch, no less! – fronts politics as “brain wiring”

The Association for Psychological Science is holding a conference this year in Chicago, “Politics, Civility, and Ideology – Insights from Psychological Science” (May 24-27) on the theme,

We are political animals and it all starts in our brains. Psychological science gives us unique insights into an election year’s intensity and questions of political incivility, political ideology, political attitudes and brain structure, our genes and our political orientation, and emotional influences on decision making will be explored by leaders in the field at the Association for Psychological Science annual convention.

Some advertised conference papers give us some idea why their flagship journal Psychological Science is one target of a bunk watch:

So, if voters are losing their jobs because of government decisions, the best way to understand their response is to theorize about neuroscience findings? Hither, bunkwatch!

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2 Responses to Psychology association – target of a bunk watch, no less! – fronts politics as “brain wiring”

  1. And the relevance to ID is?

  2. You’re next – why your perception that this is bunk is caused by your brain wiring.

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