[ExI] Reinforcing our Prejudices

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 13:07:54 UTC 2008

On 18/04/2008, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:

>  Perhaps reinforcing the researchers' own biases? At least
>  things along the lines of counting the political opposition
>  as retarded or mentally ill are less prevalent today. A huge
>  number of psychiatrists in the 1960s were willing to affirm
>  that Barry Goldwater was mentally ill for spouting his
>  "nonsense".

Mental illness is not a social construct any more than hepatitis or
renal failure is a social construct.

Stathis Papaioannou

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