As this blog has evolved, I’ve spent a great deal of time and energy looking at psychological research, exploring some of the best the field has to offer and examining how poorly conducted or communicated research can leave us misinformed. This job has been made much more time-consuming than necessary by the fact that reading psychological research is often a far more laborious task than it needs to be. In next month’s issue of The Psychologist, with Managing Editor Jon Sutton, I have explored why so much writing in the field of psychology is so bad and the fine line between bad writing and “bullshitting.” We’ve looked at the impact the problem has and what can be done about it. If you’re not at a computer you can read the feature here. Otherwise, click here for the pretty PDF version.
You might have noticed that I published the article under my name…
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