Psychology

Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of the increasingly divisive public intellectual

Steven Pinker's aid in Jeffrey Epstein's legal defense renews criticism of an increasingly divisive public intellectual.

Northwestern students want a controversial scholar off their campus

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Students at Northwestern want controversial visiting scholar who muses on race, intelligence and beauty, and who has been accused by colleagues of "bad science," off their campus.

Study takes aim at psychology's practice of ordering reference lists alphabetically

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New study suggests that the practice -- dominant in some fields -- unfairly penalizes those whose last names are at the end.

Arizona psychologist faces scrutiny for grants from organization founded to support research in eugenics

University of Arizona psychologist is under scrutiny for taking money from an organization founded to support research in eugenics.

New Stanford Prison Experiment revelations question findings

The 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment has long been considered a window into the horrors ordinary people can inflict on one another, but new interviews with participants and reconsideration of archival records shed more light on the findings.

At U of Toronto, professors debate whether academic freedom covers work some view as fake science

University of Toronto supports an “anti-psychiatry” scholarship and the professor who championed it, but some fear impact of institutional endorsement of what they view as fake science.

Florida governor wants to know why all psychology majors aren't employed

Florida's governor has called public university presidents to a meeting to ask why they can't be sure graduates in their most popular majors will all be employed. His prime target is psychology.

Psychology group objects to book's portrayal of its role in post-9/11 torture

The American Psychological Association objects to a new book's portrayal of its role in government-sponsored enhanced interrogation practices in post-9/11 years.

New findings cast doubt on 'marshmallow test' success claims

New findings on "marshmallow test" suggest that adults should consider deeper interventions than simply training kids to resist temptation.

Author discusses new book on social science research in era of big data

Author discusses new book on social science research in era of big data.

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