Gaertner, S. L., & Dovidio, J. F. (1986). The aversive form of racism. Academic Press.
"The aversive racism perspective assumes that given the historically racist American culture and human cognitive mechanisms for processing categorical information, racist feelings and beliefs among white Americans are generally the rule rather than the exception. … Aversive racists sympathize with the victims of past injustice; support public policies that, in principle, promote racial equality and ameliorate the consequences of racism; identify more generally with a liberal political agenda; regard themselves as non-prejudiced and nondiscriminatory; but, almost unavoidably, possess negative feelings and beliefs about blacks.
Because aversive racists are very concerned about their egalitarian self-images, they are strongly motivated in interracial contexts to avoid acting in recognizably unfavorable or normatively inappropriate ways. Indeed, if the fear of acting inappropriately in interracial contexts is a salient concern of many whites, then racial discrimination would be most likely to occur when normative structure within the situation is weak, ambiguous, or conflicting. Under these conditions, the concepts of right and wrong are less applicable … blacks may be treated unfavorably or in a manner that disadvantages them, yet whites can be spared the recognition that they behaved inappropriately.”
Kunstman, J. W., & Plant, E. A. (2008). Racing to help: racial bias in high emergency helping situations. Journal of personality and social psychology,95(6), 1499.
"The behavior or aversive racists is decided by the relative strength of the competing motivations to appear egalitarian and to vent aversion and avoid interracial contact. … Some white people will actively create race-neutral justifications for discrimination through purposeful reinterpretations of situations, even when clear behavioral norms seem to exist."
[this body of literature is explicitly limited to white/black perceptions and relationships but i bet you can imagine this applying in other contexts, both with other racial groups and with other identity groups]
The three-way interaction did not approach significance. — um, obviously. first, theorizing three way interactions is incredibly difficult, and second, you had an N of 48. why did you even bother testing for it?
Are those new ben and Jerry’s flavors like in the store yet? If so, I will put on pants and leave the house. Guide me please.
when it rains, it pours, indeed.
now it is a qual versus quant debate and the only example people are using for quant work is large-scale K-12 testing and they are comparing that to ethnographies in terms of effects on marginalized communities seriously - either rescue me from this hell or let me do research on it gahhhhh.
today’s class has wandered into the weeds of “what are psychometric critiques of large-scale testing for K-12 students” with a significant dose of “if you believe in social justice you have to believe they are not only worthless as measurement tools but also harmful from both a policy and likely an emotional perspective” and a side path into the deep deep woods of “how does measurement in the social sciences compare to measurement in the physical science, if at all, is this even a meaningful comparison or foundation” and i deeply fear we are headed towards overcontrolled versus undercontrolled value added models, please send help.
"when you report and interpret the constant in a regression, you should first check to see if it is meaningful. if there it is not meaningful to imagine all included variables with a value of zero, do not interpret it."
"when you report a regression coefficient, you MUST also interpret its significance"
(via Heavy 3 Finger Ring Solid Sterling Silver by noellemillerjewelry)
who wants to buy this for me? i need more jewelry that looks like murder.
Tu eres mi media naranja.
Translation: You are my other half of the orange, meaning your soulmate/other half.
Example: Ay mi vida, thanks for bringing me some ice cream, you really are my other half of the orange!
oh and a bonus, implied, third:
What happens when we correct for publication bias? -
Journals tend to publish only statistically significant evidence, creating a scientific record that markedly overstates the size of effects. We provide a new tool that arrives at unbiased effect size estimates while fully ignoring the unpublished record. It capitalizes on the fact that the distribution of significant p-values, p-curve, is a function of the true underlying effect. Researchers armed with only the sample sizes and p-values of the published findings can fully correct for publication bias. We demonstrate the use of p-curve by reassessing the evidence for the impact of “choice overload” from the Psychology literature, and the impact of minimum wage on unemployment from the Economics literature.
jonah goldberg is coming to campus to talk tomorrow and his talk is titled “Why Liberalism Isn’t What You Think It Is and Never Was: Today’s liberalism is highly ill-liberal, avoids genuine arguments by willful suppression of dissent, and substitutes the clichés of group-think in place of authentic principles.” and i kind of want to go to get a really good righteous indignation on. i spend a lot of time being mad at liberals and progressive and social justice people and it might feel good just to hate awful worthless jonah goldberg for an evening.