Thursday, August 27, 2015

The BS-Meter Pegs on Psychology (!)

Few rational people ever put much stock in psychology.  Turns out there's a reason for that.

A major investigation into scores of claims made in psychology research journals has delivered a bleak verdict on the state of the science.

An international team of experts repeated 100 experiments published in top psychology journals and found that they could reproduce only 36% of original findings....

Uh huh. And in the most silly category...

...Social psychology looks at more social issues, such as self esteem, identity, prejudice and how people interact.

In the investigation, a whopping 75% of the social psychology experiments were not replicated, meaning that the originally reported findings vanished when other scientists repeated the experiments

Poor little darlings are going to have to get a whole new set of excuses.

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