Sometimes sounds that way. But, as Steven Poole, author of Rethink shows in his survey of the sociology literature, at any rate, the underlying psychology assumptions about human behavior are often wrong or questionable:
He calls it a “scientised version of original sin” but one accompanied not by sermons but by bureaucratic attempts to mold behavior. As he goes on to show, the underlying assumptions about human behavior are often wrong or questionable.
Just recently, it came out that researchers were baffled by the tendency around the globe to return lost wallets rather than pocket the money. When the behavior contradicts the theory, the behavior seems at least doubtful, if not clearly wrong.“Who started the war on reason anyway?” at Mind Matters News
It had to be a religion for sociologists. Otherwise, it would have been abandoned.
See also: The lost wallet returns—and experts are baffled Social scientists struggle for explanations as to why people turned out to be more honest than theory led them to expect
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