Wheaton College provost Dr. Stanton Jones defending his new study suggesting sexual-orientation change is possible. The APA dismissed his findings as “unpersuasive” because Jones didn’t use control groups or a laboratory model with his 98 subjects.
All methodologies have drawbacks. The more rigorous you get, the further removed you get from real life. We followed more of a real-life model than a hyper-controlled experimental model. We think the results challenge the reigning mindset that change is impossible or is extraordinarily rare.