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OkCupid don't treat me stupid!

So today I read an article which I found highly disturbing. It comes after Facebook carried out a study manipulating the emotional content people saw on their newsfeeds and seeing how this reflected on their mood (see this link for more information:  347 more words

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the insanity of psychiatry

Good morning children. Let us cut to the chase shall we? Psychiatry in simple terms is the association of an elite group of pseudo-scientists practicing the deceptive logic that is the basis of modern psychiatry and psychology. 590 more words

New T2K Electron Neutrino Paper

New on the arXiv today is a measurement of the inclusive charged-current electron neutrino cross section on carbon using the ND280 off-axis near detector. This is a flux-averaged cross section, so the measurement does not attempt to reconstruct the energy of the incoming neutrino but rather averages over the entire neutrino flux. 119 more words

Science

Psychological research and methods

NATURALISTIC OBSERVATION

  • observes behaviour in everyday situations
  • researchers design conditions in the environment according to what they want to study

LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS

Foundational Psychology

Ooooh! Oobleck!

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to make oobleck with my superheroes!  The first time I ever heard about it was during a teacher workshop at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and then I forgot about it for years.   469 more words

Experiments