Are Most Psychology Experiments Junk Science?

A recent study attempted to replicate the findings of one hundred journal-published, peer-reviewed psychology experiments. The results were overwhelmingly underwhelming: All of the experiments the scientists repeated appeared in top ranking journals in 2008 and fell into two broad categories, namely cognitive and social psychology. Cognitive psychology is concerned with basic operations of the mind, and studies tend to look at areas such as perception, attention and memory. Social psychology looks Read more […]

Same-Sex Marriage Study Forced to Retract Its Results

If you’ve been following the same-sex marriage debate, you’ve probably noticed a trend. In an effort to establish the legitimacy of their particular agenda, each side of the argument has released studies and statistics that support their view. But a recent same-sex marriage study published in Science (which has to be one of the most self-aggrandizing magazine titles of all time) is being forced to retract its findings. “Irregularities” became apparent in its data collection when a group Read more […]