ERIC Number: EJ646512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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When Worlds Collide: Social Science, Politics, and the Rind et al. (1998). Child Sexual Abuse Meta-Analysis.
Lilienfeld, Scott O.
American Psychologist, v57 n3 p176-88 Mar 2002
Discusses a 1998 article on the effects of child sexual abuse, which created considerable controversy in the media, conservative organizations, and Congress. The incident raises questions about authors' responsibilities in reporting controversial findings, academic and scientific freedom, the American Psychological Association's role in disabusing the public and media of logical errors, and gaps between popular and academic responsibility. (Contains references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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