Topic: Psychology Constructs the Female

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Pickren and Rutherford (2010) summarize the article:
In this article, Weisstein argued that psychology had nothing to say about what women were really like because, essentially, psychology did not know.

This failure, she proposed, was due to psychologists’ focus on inner traits and consequent ignorance of social context, as well as their failure to consider evidence, favoring instead unscientific theories and beliefs. (p. 265)

Naomi Weisstein (1971) argues that “Psychologists must realize that it is they who are limiting discovery of human potential.” Is she right? (answer after summarizing the article).

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