Volume 2: pp. 145-146

Anthropomorphism and Evidence

by Mark S. Blumberg,
University of Iowa

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The psychological literature today is awash in ungrounded concepts and methods. Although our more sophisticated colleagues are careful to operationalize their concepts (e.g., fear), others use the same concepts with reckless abandon, constructing conceptual edifices on the weakest of foundations. For such theorists, it sometimes seems that evidence has become an inconvenience. One can almost hear them exclaiming: “Evidence be damned. We have minds to explore!”

Blumberg, M. S. (2007). Anthropomorphism and Evidence. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 2, 145-146. Retrieved from https://comparative-cognition-and-behavior-reviews.org/ doi:10.3819/ccbr.2008.20011