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Psychological Reports

I’ve received a few emails along these lines:

Hi Jonah,

One of your correspondents wrote that “the Heritage Foundation database he [Cameron] is incensed about cites exactly four of his articles, all published in a reputable academic journal called Psychological Reports, which is found in countless university libraries.”

Though the name sounds impressive enough, Psychological Reports is virtually worthless as an academic journal. It (like the other journals that Cameron has published in) ranks near the very bottom in terms of impact on the field. Meaning, no scientist reads the journal. Andrew Sullivan is quite right to complain about the HF linking to these articles. Cameron’s “work” is nothing more than a fig leaf for people who want “reputable research” to cover their naked bias.

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