Prof Jennifer Freyd’s work gets influential citation – from South Park

While UO’s lawyer Paula Barran – acting as the agent of President Schill and the Board of Trustees – has argued it’s OK to pay Freyd less because she doesn’t use bodily fluids or “sophisticated brain imaging” in her research, it appears that her ideas have a power of their own.

DARVO is the acronym she coined to explain a common way for bullies to respond to accusations of wrongdoing – as explained in the latest South Park episode:

Thanks to reader Dogmatic Ratios for the link. 39K views last I looked. How should this citation get weighted in Brad Shelton’s faculty metrics and merit pay increases?

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2 Responses to Prof Jennifer Freyd’s work gets influential citation – from South Park

  1. Anonymous says:

    In the above picture, which figure best represents Brad Shelton?

  2. Dog says:

    For all your scholars that read this BLOG

    Freyd, J.J. (1997) Violations of power, adaptive blindness, and betrayal trauma theory. Feminism & Psychology, 7, 22-32.

    is where DARVO was first published

    an accurate summary of it is here:

    The offender is on the offense and the person attempting to hold the offender accountable is on the defense. ‘Deny, Attack and Reverse Victim and Offender’ work best together. How can someone be on the attack so viciously and be in the victim role? Future research may investigate the hypothesis that the offender rapidly goes back and forth between attack and reverse victim and offender.

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