This week (edit: see February 2008) I noticed that Schmitt's original paper for the ISDP cites both Bailey and Baron-Cohen unironically. What that basically means, unfortunately, is that I stopped listening. So let's make fun of their web designs.
Seriously, someone hire these people web designers. I'm using LiveJournal (edit: and now Blogger), fer chrissakes, and I'm turned off by their webpages. The current incarnation if the ISDP (ISDP-2) is hosted by Michael Mills at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. The study page isn't dated (it's a personal pet peeve) but the website (in a lovely shade of lavender) has been updated for Spring 2008, so I have some hope that it's still useful. This is the same link that I provided last May 2007, but it seems to be active now. David P. Schmitt's webpage is also not my most favorite design ever. Actually, it reminds me a lot of the Angelfire page of mine that was deleted last year, right down to the ad banner for the hosting service. Basically, I have no leg to stand on, but I'm poking at them anyway. *poke, poke*
Well, that was unattractive. For the record, I'd like to say that I did think better of posting that at the time, but I'd like to discuss the idea of "not listening" based on someone's resources. It's something I've paid special attention to fighting in myself over the past few months. I've been writing Difference Blog for over two years, and one of the neat "meta" things has been watching my own relationship with gender and sex difference research. I've gone from credulous to indignant to exhausted to cautious -- I hope. Have you noticed any difference to your reaction to various authors?