Topic XVI. Mismeasure of Man
Context for this filter:
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- Historically, science has been abused for social and political ends; this is why we should show heightened caution (using all the tools of the course) whenever science is used to evaluate particular groups of people.
- A. ATTITUDES
- Show heightened caution in situations in which science involves the study of human groups and subsequent validation of societal power structures.
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Identify examples in which there exists the potential for abuse of science for social and political ends.
- Explain how the validity of human classifications (e.g., race, gender) can be problematic and contribute to such abuses (e.g., because there isn’t any there, there are a number of things there, there is one thing there but it doesn’t have the significance you take it to).