speaking of misconduct

In a case in which the other shoe took a very long time to drop, Marc Hauser, the Harvard psychology professor renowned for his work on moral judgment, apparently has resigned after a protracted dispute regarding “scientific misconduct” that included retraction or post-publication-revision of three papers because of data problems.

Q: Is any schadenfreude sweeter for the mainstream sociologist than evolutionary psychology schadenfreude? (A: Economist schadenfreude. But just barely.)

Author: jeremy

I am the Ethel and John Lindgren Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.

4 thoughts on “speaking of misconduct”

  1. The whole affair had a very Blagojevich air to it — ‘Just you wait until you hear my side of the story, it’s going to blow your mind!’ Then… nothing.


  2. Since several of my wife’s relatives graduated from Pravda-on-the-Chuck during the time the Shliefer-Supporter and Woman-Hater was running the place,I can assure you that Summers is lying about his attitude.

    Of course, it’s getting to be that “How Can You Tell Larry Summers is Lying?” isn’t even worth telling as a joke.


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