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Many Psychology Findings Not as strong as Claimed, Study Says

by Benedict Carey 

The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences.  A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers.  A top journal published a study supporting existing of ESP that was widely criticized.  The Journal of Science pulled a political science paper on the effect of gay canvassers on voters' behavior because of concerns about faked data.  Now, a painstaking yearslong effort to reproduce 100 studies published in three leading psychology journals has found taht more than half of the findings did not hold up when retested….Read More.  

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/28/science/many-social-science-findings-not-as-strong-as-claimed-study-says.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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