bad writing 1024x576 Why Do So Many Psychologists Write So Badly?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.

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Patent rejected If a patent is rejected, but no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?Why is a psychologist claiming “patent rights” for a basic psychological technique that he did not invent and does not own the patent for?

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Hoax warning Did Facebook Just Finally Kill Off Hoax News?Yesterday Facebook updated the News Feed to attempt to prevent the spread of hoax news stories. What will the fallout look like?

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Personality change transplant Dont Be Taken in by The Nonsense Science of "Cell Memory Theory"According to a story doing the rounds on social media, organ transplant patients can take on the personalities of their donors. Don’t believe the hype.

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Nope blindfolded No, Half of All Children Wont Be Autistic By 2025, Despite What Your Facebook Friends May Tell You

Why did an academic at MIT recently make the absurd claim that half of all children will be autistic by 2025?

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