Coyne of the Realm

James C. Coyne, PhD has written over 400 papers and chapters, and was recently designated one of the 200 most eminent psychologists of the second half of the 20th century.

James C. Coyne, PhD

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Bristol University should start cleaning up its clinical trial registries by publishing two psychosocial intervention studies

A story in the feisty Bristol Cable revealed Bristol University ignores its responsibilities to publish results of clinical trials. A follow up story announced the university’s pledge to remedy the situation. The investigation of hidden data excluded psychosocial intervention trials. But here are two trials for which publication is overdue.

Beware of the pinkwashing of suicide prevention

Cause marketing of cosmetics to prevent suicide could mark the return of exploitation of a good cause for profit. Just as with we learned with Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon campaigns, we need to ask questions about where the profits are going and whether we should object.

How advice gurus sell more products when corporations discover mindfulness training doesn’t work

Corporations purchasing expensive mindfulness training packages for corporate leadership and rank and file employees inevitably discover they do not obtain the benefits that are claimed for mindfulness. How can this become a strategic opportunity for advice gurus to sell more products?