Tag Archives: Psychology

Kuleshov

My friends over on the humanities side and me are working on some similar ideas to those described in this blog. We have some intresting results, and some further ideas. Remarkably little has been done on something so influential. Advertisements

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Continued musings inspired by the Shanks lecture

Whatever my quibbles with David Shanks, I agree with the main point of his talk, which is a clear demonstration about the problems we face in reliability when more positive than null results are published, and replications end up in … Continue reading

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Registered Replication Reports are open for submissions!

Originally posted on Alex Holcombe's blog:
Science is broken; let’s fix it. This has been my mantra for some years now, and today we are launching an initiative aimed squarely at one of science’s biggest problems. The problem is…

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Some cool videos on perception

Well, like the title.

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On not noticing major problems with a study – and what that may say about the current incentive structure in Science.

I had an …interesting…experience the other day. I regularly go to the neuro journal club. Not because I do brains, but because it has lots of interesting members, and is quite active. (So, I felt lonely and under stimulated. Can … Continue reading

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Lego – no need to ever give it up

I love lego.  I even used a bionicle to demonstrate something in my theory of science class.  I think I have to work on that one though.  But, here is even more excuses for never giving lego up.

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Power

“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Or should we instead go with: “With great power comes great responsibility”? John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, or Spiderman? (though, my quick google says Acton really wrote “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute … Continue reading

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The rube goldberg way of change

Why do people (sometimes) come up with Rube Goldbergish ideas of how to fix some kind of problem they are having, instead of doing a fairly simple behavioral change? I don’t even know if this is the right question for … Continue reading

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That kind

I’m a psychologist. Well, actually, I’m a psychologist in the US, and perhaps in other countries too, but in Sweden I’m not. That kind of psychologist have trademarked that name, so I don’t quite know what I am. But, I … Continue reading

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