By Rogers H. Wright, Nicholas A. Cummings

This e-book takes as its suggestion the idea that the ambience of highbrow openness, medical inquiry, aspiration in the direction of range, and freedom from political strain that when flourished within the American mental organization has been eclipsed through an "ultra-liberal agenda," during which voices of dissent, arguable issues of view, and minority teams are intimidated, ridiculed and censored. Chapters written through demonstrated and respected practitioners discover those very important matters in the contexts of social switch, the ways that psychological wellbeing and fitness companies companies view themselves and their items, and diverse fiscal components that experience affected healthcare rate constitution and supply. in brief, this booklet is meant to assist shoppers, practitioners, and coverage makers to develop into larger proficient a few number of fresh matters and traits that experience considerably replaced the psychological health and wellbeing fields.

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Similarly, mandated MTBE added to gasoline results in cleaner air, but it contaminates the groundwater and the law should be repealed. Herbal medicine is alternative medicine and thus is politically correct, but the harvesting of wild plants to obtain the herbs is endangering many exotic species and must be stopped. These are serious considerations, but sometimes it gets downright entertaining, as when animal rights and gay rights clash. In San Diego the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) picketed a motorcycle meeting of gay bikers because the latter, also known as “leather queens” and “dykes on bikes,” have a fetish for leather, ostensibly resulting in thousands of needlessly killed animals.

Similarly, obesity is “caused” by McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts because they sell fattening food, and TV (not parents) is responsible for the growing sedentary problem among children. And now the Social Security Administration has pronounced that obesity is a disease, paving the way for a plethora of stomach stapling. Although tremendous pressure exists to do something about the epidemic of obesity, once again we have removed all personal liability and the impetus to behave responsibly. Stomach bypass will become the implant litigation of the future, and the long-term effects will be severe.

Kors & Silvergate, 1998). Rather, the next two sections discuss two other major issues: the psychology of political correctness, and the negative influence political correctness can have on scientific psychology. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS It is unfortunate that psychologists (perhaps because they have been swept up in the movement) have not empirically studied the psychology of political correctness. Thus, currently we have little data to go on. In short, it is politically incorrect to question political correctness.

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