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“Positivity Ratio” Debunked

By | August 7, 2013

Two psychologists and a physicist take down a 2005 paper proposing a ratio to gauge human happiness.

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Gorillas in the Lung

By | July 18, 2013

Inattentional blindness causes 83 percent of radiologists to fail to spot an image of a gorilla inserted into the CT scan of a pair of lungs.

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Dutch Researcher Retracts More Papers

By | May 6, 2013

Fifty-three studies authored by shamed Tilburg University social psychologist Diederik Stapel have now been pulled from the literature.

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Psychology Grad Student Faked Data

By | March 7, 2013

A young psychologist who studied the effects of motivation and reward on cognitive control is found to have falsified data in three published papers.  

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New Center for Scientific Transparency

By | March 6, 2013

Psychologists have launched a new organization to encourage openness and improve the reliability of findings in their own field and beyond.

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It’s Elementary

By | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.

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Benefits of Siblings

By | January 10, 2013

Children born under China’s One-Child Policy exhibit more negative personality traits in adulthood than those born prior.

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Metamorphosis Complete

By | January 3, 2013

People of all ages think that, despite having changed in the past, they will change very little in the future.

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The Meaning of Pupil Dilation

By | December 6, 2012

Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.

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Social Psychology Damned Again

By | November 30, 2012

An exhaustive report about research fraud committed by social psychologist Diederik Stapel paints a picture of a field beset by sloppy practices and low standards.

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