This ebook, Scientific Pollyannaism: From Inquisition to Positive Psychology (PDF) argues that the story of the orphan woman Pollyanna (specifically, her technique of playing the “thankful video games” to handle abuse, loss, and social bias) acts as a structure for inspecting historic types of Western scientific Pollyannaism. The author checks out Pollyannaism as it relates to the sciences, showing how the technique has actually been utilized throughout modern-day Western history to buoy up joy and to slam unfavorable human emotions. These efforts, performed by researchers and promoted as scientific, highlight on negating the function of the environment and on promoting various types of psychological control. At last, the ebook stresses techniques utilized to force people into ending up being Pollyannas about science itself.
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