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Leif and Uri need to hang out with a better class of statisticians

Noted psychology researchers and methods skeptics Leif Nelson and Uri Simonsohn write: A recent Psych Science (.pdf) paper found that sports teams can perform worse when they have too much talent. For example, in Study 3 they found that...Show More Summary

Why You Fight With Your Siblings Over Thanksgiving, According To Science

The psychology behind what happens when you're home for the holidays. The post Why You Fight With Your Siblings Over Thanksgiving, According To Science appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Study finds that powerful people develop loud voices

A new study from the Association for Psychological Science found that moving up the power ranks in your career can have an effect on your voice. "Our findings suggest that whether it's parents attempting to assert authority over unruly...Show More Summary

The Best Science Books of 2014

4 days agoOdd : Brain Pickings

The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Vogue magazine continues neglect of cognitive science

Mind Hacks has been awarded the 2014 British Psychological Society’s Public Engagement and Media Award for its services to obsessive coverage of psychology and neuroscience. I think I can speak for both Tom and I when I say we were actually aiming for recognition by Vogue magazine but it’s better than a poke in the […]

Study: White People Think Black People Are Magical Unicorns

A new study featured in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science concludes white people may possess a "superhuman bias" against black people, and are therefore likely to attribute preternatural qualities to black people. Jesse...Show More Summary

“The Statistical Crisis in Science”: My talk in the psychology department Monday 17 Nov at noon

Monday 17 Nov at 12:10pm in Schermerhorn room 200B, Columbia University: Top journals in psychology routinely publish ridiculous, scientifically implausible claims, justified based on “p The post “The Statistical Crisis in Science”: My talk in the psychology department Monday 17 Nov at noon appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Reformers say psychologists should change how they report their results, but does anyone understand the alternative?

The rectangular bars indicate sample means and the red lines segments represent theconfidence intervals surrounding them.Image: Audriusa/Wikipedia Psychological science is undergoing a process of soul-searching and self-improvement.Show More Summary

People show 'blind insight' into decision making performance

People can gauge the accuracy of their decisions, even if their decision making performance itself is no better than chance, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. read more

Art of Manliness Podcast #88: How to Change the Stories You Tell About Yourself with Dr. Tim Wilson

Today I talk to University of Virginia professor of psychology Dr. Tim Wilson about his book Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change. The thesis of Redirect is this: if you want to change unwanted behaviors and mindsets that are holding you back, you simply need to edit the story you tell about yourself. We can edit our cognitive […]

By studying twins, psychologist researches proactivity in the workplace

MANHATTAN, KANSAS -- A Kansas State University psychological sciences professor is using twin studies to understand the nature versus nurture debate of the workplace: Do genetic factors or environmental factors influence employee proactivity? His...Show More Summary

This is where they publish the stuff that can’t make it into Psychological Science

N=22 (link from here and here). I was unhappy to see that the two news articles took the study at face value. Photoplethysmograph, indeed. As Daniel Kahneman might say, “You have no choice but to accept that the major conclusions ofShow More Summary

Linguist jokes (5)

I walked into the 7th-floor common room in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences building at the University of Edinburgh yesterday and saw this message on the shared whiteboard: The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense. Classy graffiti, I thought. This is a very intellectual place. […]

Sunday Talk: There's no cure for stupid

First, let me state my credentials: I am not a scientist. Truth be told, I don't even believe in science (especially not the so-called "soft sciences" like psychology). That being said, I think Americans' fears about catching Ebola from...Show More Summary

Publication bias afflicts the whole of psychology

In the last few years the social sciences, including psychology, have been taking a good look at themselves. While incidences of fraud hit the headlines, pervasive issues are just as important to address, such as publication bias, the...Show More Summary

Prediction Market Project for the Reproducibility of Psychological Science

Anna Dreber Almenberg writes: The second prediction market project for the reproducibility project will soon be up and running – please participate! There will be around 25 prediction markets, each representing a particular study that is currently being replicated. Show More Summary

Evolutionary psychologists expose the "shoddy" treatment of their discipline by textbooks

The Gendered Society contained 12 errors about evolutionary psychology, morethan any other book in this evaluation. Evolutionary theory is universally accepted among the mainstream science community. And yet, when the evolutionary perspective...Show More Summary

More stuff will not make kids happy: Take them outside instead

The Journal Psychological Science just published a complicated, long, and fascinating study about happiness. The full text is tucked behind a paywall, but it’s great reading if you can get your hands on it. The authors arranged four separate experiments, looking at the effects of getting things versus experiencing things, and how the anticipation of waiting might […]

Sharing an experience might make it more intense, whether it’s good or bad

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The best way to make a good movie great might be to watch it with someone else. According to new research published in Psychological Science, experiences may feel more intense -- whether they're good or bad -- when someone else is there to share them. Read full article >>

Sharing makes both good and bad experiences more intense

Undergoing an experience with another person — even if we do it in silence, with someone we met just moments ago — seems to intensify that experience, according to new research published in Psychological Science. The research shows that...Show More Summary

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