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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A skeptical look at a study of acupuncture delivered in emergency rooms

Why an expensive, flawed, misrepresented trial of acupuncture in emergency rooms provided no evidence that acupuncture is effective in controlling pain.

The tyranny of self-care: this year’s model of compulsive happiness?

"Just like positive thinking, advocating self-care has become yet another way to blame women for not fitting into the cheerful, uncomplaining, compliant, utterly in control stereotype that keeps everyone else calm and happy."

Evaluating personality and social psychology research as clinical trials

We could better keep bad science out of an already untrustworthy literature if there were clearer and more widely disseminated standards for conducting and reporting research