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There’s no significant connection between your personality as a teenager and a septuagenarian — Quartz. Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds. In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide.

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other by a person who had subsequently taken his own life. The students were then asked to distinguish between the genuine notes and the fake ones. The Point Of Trump's Biased Media Survey Isn't To Survey People. President Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House on Thursday.

The Point Of Trump's Biased Media Survey Isn't To Survey People

Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. This is what Trump voters said when asked to compare his inauguration crowd with Obama’s. This pair of photos shows a view of the crowd on the National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on Jan. 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump, below, on Jan. 20, 2017.

This is what Trump voters said when asked to compare his inauguration crowd with Obama’s

The photo above and the screengrab from video below were both shot shortly before noon from the top of the Washington Monument. (AP Photo) On the first full day of the Trump administration, White House press secretary Sean Spicer admonished the news media for reporting that the crowd that witnessed Trump’s inauguration was smaller than other recent inauguration crowds, claiming, “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe.”

Fascinating Observations of Life in the West by an Iraqi Anthropologist. Until now there have been very few authoritative anthropological studies about the Western World, of which we know very little aside from inaccurate media representations and what we see in TV and film which can be hardly representative of the reality of Western culture.

Fascinating Observations of Life in the West by an Iraqi Anthropologist

However a major study by Iraqi anthropologist Hassan Daqiq is set to change that. Daqiq spent years living among Western people and meticulously documenting their culture and lifestyle. The result is a rich archival encyclopaedia of the habits and daily lives of Western people. Daqiq lived among Western people like a native, eating their food and wearing their clothes, in an attempt to get them at ease and make them open up about their beliefs, practices and cultures. He took thousands of photographs and hours of footage of their daily lives, and conducted hundreds of interviews with Western Peoples over many years.

Internet searches create illusion of personal knowledge, research finds. Searching the Internet for information may make people feel smarter than they actually are, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Internet searches create illusion of personal knowledge, research finds

A new theory for why Trump voters are so angry — that actually makes sense. The Post's Dan Balz explores some of the factors behind President-elect Donald Trump's victory against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

A new theory for why Trump voters are so angry — that actually makes sense

(Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) The Post’s Dan Balz explores some of the factors behind President-elect Donald Trump’s victory against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. The Post’s Dan Balz explores some of the factors behind President-elect Donald Trump’s victory against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say. Laptops are common in lecture halls worldwide.

Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say

Students hear a lecture at the Johann Wolfang Goethe-University on Oct. 13, 2014, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images. Theory of Knowledge. Replication studies: Bad copy. For many psychologists, the clearest sign that their field was in trouble came, ironically, from a study about premonition.

Replication studies: Bad copy

Daryl Bem, a social psychologist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, showed student volunteers 48 words and then abruptly asked them to write down as many as they could remember. Next came a practice session: students were given a random subset of the test words and were asked to type them out. Bem found that some students were more likely to remember words in the test if they had later practised them. Effect preceded cause. Bem published his findings in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP) along with eight other experiments1 providing evidence for what he refers to as “psi”, or psychic effects.

Positive results in psychology can behave like rumours: easy to release but hard to dispel. Why psychology isn't science - latimes. Psychologist Timothy D.

Why psychology isn't science - latimes

Wilson, a professor at the University of Virginia, expressed resentment in his Times Op-Ed article on Thursday over the fact that most scientists don't consider his field a real science. He casts scientists as condescending bullies: "Once, during a meeting at my university, a biologist mentioned that he was the only faculty member present from a science department. Psychology’s brilliant, beautiful, scientific messiness. Today, sitting down to my Twitter feed, I saw a new link to Dr.

Psychology’s brilliant, beautiful, scientific messiness.

Alex Berezow's old piece on why psychology cannot call itself a science. Is psychology a “real” science? Does it really matter? - The Curious Wavefunction. White-privilege.pdf. How Western media would cover Baltimore if it happened elsewhere. A woman faces down a line of Baltimore police officers in riot gear on Monday during protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) If what is happening in Baltimore happened in a foreign country, here is how Western media would cover it: International leaders expressed concern over the rising tide of racism and state violence in America, especially concerning the treatment of ethnic minorities in the country and the corruption in state security forces around the country when handling cases of police brutality.

The latest crisis is taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, a once-bustling city on the country’s Eastern Seaboard, where an unarmed man named Freddie Gray died from a severed spine while in police custody. Black Americans, the country’s largest minority ethnic group, are killed by state security forces at a rate higher than the white majority population. Nacirema Lesson.pdf. Miner-1956-BodyRitualAmongTheNacirema.pdf. Psychology experiments are failing the replication test – how is this surprising? Science is the best thing that has happened to humankind because its results can be questioned, retested, and demonstrated to be wrong. Science is not about proving at all cost some preconceived dogma.

Conversely religious devotees, politicians, soccer fans, and pseudo-science quacks won’t allow their doctrines, promises, football clubs or bizarre claims to be proven illogical, exaggerated, second-rate or just absurd. Despite this clear superiority of the scientific method, we researchers are still fallible humans. This week, an impressive collaboration of 270 investigators working for five years published in Science the results of their efforts to replicate 100 important results that had been previously published in three top psychology journals.