Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Now if We Can Just Make People Understand that the Whole Field of Social Psychology Is a Fraud, We'll Be in Good Shape

"Psychologist Admits to Faking Dozens of Scientific Studies"

Every branch of science has its share of "sexy" studies—so called for their supposed tendency to provoke media attention, even in the absence of strong or conclusive findings—but investigations in the field of social psychology are often especially popular targets of the "sexy" label.

Now, prominent social psychologist Diederik Stapel (who earlier this year reported that something as trivial as litter can promote discriminatory behavior) has been outed as one of the biggest frauds in scientific history. Will social psychology be able to recover? [more . . .]
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