Came across this article, published in 1991 but hardly dated:
David T. Lykken, What's Wrong With Psychology, Anyway? (PDF, 39 pages)
Anyone who's interested in psychology as a science might, I think, find it fascinating. Lots of stuff there about rationality-related failures of academic psychology. Several wonderful anecdotes, of which I'll quote one in full that had me laughing out loud --
In the 1940s and ’50s. there was a torrent of interest and research surrounding the debate between the S-R [Stimulus-Response] reinforcement theorists at Yale and Iowa City and the S-S [Stimulus-Stimulus] expectancy theorists headquartered at Berkeley. As is usual in these affairs, the two sides produced not only differing theoretical interpretations but also different empirical findings from their rat laboratories, differences that ultimately led Marshall Jones to wonder if the researchers in Iowa and California might not be working with genetically different animals. Jones obtained samples of rats from the two colonies: and tested them in the simple runway situation. Sure enough, when running time was plotted against trial number, the two strains showed little overlap in performance. The Iowa rats put their heads down and streaked for the goal box, while the Berkeley animals dawdled, retraced, investigated, appeared to be making “cognitive maps” just as Tolman always said. But by 1965 the torrent of interest in latent-learning had become a backwater and Jones's paper was published obscurely (Jones & Fennel, 1965).
(I came across the reference to the article in the HN discussion about a project, of independent interest, to try and replicate a sample of articles from three reputable journals in psychology in a given year)