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Bringing the Evidence-Based Turn Full Circle: Critical Thinking About Disciplinary Practices

The professions are rapidly evolving into an “evidence-based” world. And yet, there is strangely little accountability about disciplinary practices in psychology. There are likely many reasons for this disparity, including power differentials favoring scientists, a rhetoric of objectivity that clouds over the interpretive and practical demands of the discipline, and the positivist assumption that discrete empirical findings somehow magically put themselves together in a coherent fashion. Although many theoretical psychologists (me included) have bemoaned the evidence-based turn, I believe that the evidence-based turn provides an important opportunity to demand greater accountability of disci

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