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Exaggeration Nation

By | August 27, 2013

A new study finds behavioral researchers in the U.S. are prone to reporting extreme results.


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Just a Trip

By | August 19, 2013

Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.


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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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