Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Do yourself and me a favor
Whatever else you do in life, please do not cite this article on the weapons priming effect. It has not aged well. I may have stood by those statements when I was drafting the manuscript in early 2016, and probably still believed it back when it came out in print. It is now badly out of date, and we should sweep it into the dustbin of history. The meta-analysis on which I was the primary author, and more importantly the process that led to understanding what was really going on with this literature, awakened me from my dogmatic slumber (to borrow a phrase from Immanuel Kant). That meta is perhaps more worth citing if relevant - and even then it will need a thorough update in a mere handful of years.