Berto Jongman: British Amateur Whistleblower Exposes Fraud Among American Psychologists

Academia, Commercial Intelligence, Corruption, Cultural Intelligence, Ethics, Ineptitude
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Interesting bit:

“The answer,” says Brown when I meet him in a north London cafe, “is because that’s how it always happens. Look at whistleblower culture. If you want to be a whistleblower you have to be prepared to lose your job. I’m able to do what I’m doing here because I’m nobody. I don’t have to keep any academics happy. I don’t have to think about the possible consequences of my actions for people I might admire personally who may have based their work on this and they end up looking silly. There are 160,000 psychologists in America and they’ve got mortgages. I’ve got the necessary degree of total independence.”

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