Killing the Messenger

Susan Pollak, Carol Gilligan

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In response to the criticisms raised by Weiner et al. (1983)in "Compounding the Errors," we note that because they ignored our content analysis-a crucial element of our research-theirs is not a replication in any sense of the term. We also address the issues of a priori picture classification and statistical inference and question the purpose of their investigation. Was Benton et al.'s and Weiner et al.'s aim to explore the nature and distribution of violent fantasies or to attack the messenger who bears unwelcome news of sex differences?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-375
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of personality and social psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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