How Behavioural Science Tried to Abolish Morality

“It is worth reading old books,” says Dalrymple in a new piece on his Psychiatric Disorder blog for Psychology Today. Especially when they contain such revealing nonsense as in a 1969 psychiatry text from which Dalrymple quotes:

The very word justice irritates scientists… Behavioural scientists regard it as… absurd to invoke the question of justice in deciding what to do with a woman who cannot resist her propensity to shoplift… This sort of behavior has to be controlled; it has to be discouraged; it has to be stopped.

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