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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No, study didn’t show that ‘mindfulness training doesn’t foster empathy or makes narcissists worse’

Many of us have become accustomed to extravagant claims about the benefits of mindfulness that turn out to be based on poor quality studies with inadequate control groups. We become skeptical about what we are told about the benefits of mindfulness. We’ve come to expect a lot of confirmation bias. Reactions to the study that […]

More signs the tide is turning: Vaughan Bell in The Lancet Psychiatry on routine data sharing

The PACE trial of cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome has been enormously destructive of the campaign for open, more trustworthy science in the UK. With clear conflicts of interest, the investigators of one of the largest psychotherapy trials ever switched scoring of some outcomes and suppressed other outcomes altogether […]

Much of the discussion of the “conceptual penis” paper is flaccid

A lot of what is being written about "The conceptual penis as a social construct" paper is right wing, anti-intellectual nonsense. We should move on.