I am now revising the current edition of Principles of Social Psychology, published by Flat World Knowledge. I am now preparing the second edition of the text. Here is some background information about books published by Flat World: The company promotes
Coyne continues to think outside the box and is making a difference on how psychology works as a science http://bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40359-016-0134-3?utm_content=buffer89204&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Today Dana Carney, one of the authors of the original “power posing” studies, indicated that she no longer believes in the power posing effect. In this statement she also provides some interesting background details about the study itself — for instance,
So I’m revising my social psychology textbook and am concerned about being fair and accurate to my readers. The problem has been compounded recently by our new understanding of the difficulty of replication due to the small effect sizes of our studies.
The replication crisis in psychology, and particularly in social psychology has created some anxiety and uncertainty in all of us. Probably particularly hard hit are our graduate students who are on the front line of our research efforts, who are
Scientists working at sites around the world have created new maps of the human brain by combining the images of thousands of people who have had their brains scanned as they performed different types of tasks. The new images are
Discussion on the Facebook PsychMap group today about removing outliers from our datasets. My opinion is that this should never be done unless we are 100 percent certain that there is a good reason to (the computer crashed for instance). Otherwise,
I’m beginning to revise my social psychology textbook. There is a lot of new information since 2012 and the field has gone through some major changes. I hope to judiciously add new findings and link them to the existing literature.
In 1959 the psychologist Leon Festinger published a research article that supported his theory of cognitive dissonance. Although the term is used in public speech in many different ways today, Festinger defined it in a specific way – the aversive
Interesting analysis by Neil Saunders counting the use of the word novel in PubMed titles and abstracts over the past 140 years http://rpubs.com/neilfws/116504