It has become commonplace to see a “worm” based on the reactions of a tiny sample of audience members running across our screens during televised presidential debates. Psychologists tested whether the worm can influence our voting intentions and the results are worrying in the extreme.Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
Dr. Tesia Marshik who is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse walks us through the extensive evidence that learning styles don’t exist, before looking at why the belief is so widespread and why the belief is such a serious problem.Twitter, Facebook, Google+, RSS, or join the mailing list.
If you pick up a newspaper in the UK on any given day of the week you’ll likely be able to find an article describing ‘research’ or ‘studies’. What naive readers may not realise is that much of what is reported as scientific is not in fact genuine research at all, but dishonest marketing concocted by PR firms.
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