We can't assume authors of mindfulness studies are striving to do the best possible science, including being prepared for the possibility of being proven incorrect by their results.
A fabulous, enlightened experiment in Berlin with humane treatment of patients suffering severe mental disorder that we cannot reproduce in the United States.
Science Media Centre concedes negative reaction from scientific community to coverage of Esther Crawley’s SMILE trial.
“It was the criticism from within the scientific community that we had not anticipated.”
Power pose: II. Could early career investigators participating in replication initiatives hurt their advancement?
Participation in attempts to replicate seriously flawed studies might be seen as bad judgment, when there many more opportunities to demonstrate independent, critical thinking.
Power pose: I. Demonstrating that replication initiatives won’t salvage the trustworthiness of psychology
An ambitious multisite initiative showcases how inefficient and ineffective replication is in correcting bad science.
Reflections on the debate with David Gillanders about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at the British Pain Society, Glasgow, September 15, 2017
Embargo broken: Bristol University Professor to discuss trial of quack chronic fatigue syndrome treatment.
An alternative press briefing to compare and contrast with what is being provided by the Science Media Centre for a press conference on Wednesday September 20, 2017.
[Note: Contrary to this post below uploaded by Victoria Costello on behalf of PLOS management, the abrupt termination of the relationship between Mind the Brain was not mutually agreed upon. Rather, it was unilaterally imposed by PLOSBLOGS in response to requests by myself and others for restriction on what I could discuss be lifted. Since … Continue reading "Message for Mind the Brain readers from PLOSBLOGS"
The tour of the sausage factory is starting, here’s your brochure telling you’ll see. A recent review has received a lot of attention with it being used for claims that mind-body interventions have distinct molecular signatures that point to potentially dramatic health benefits for those who take up these practices. What Is the Molecular … Continue reading "Creating illusions of wondrous effects of yoga and meditation on health: A skeptic exposes tricks"
This is the second of two segments of Mind the Brain aimed at redirecting the conversation concerning power posing to the importance of conflicts of interest in promoting and protecting its scientific status. The market value of many lines of products offered to consumers depends on their claims of being “science-based”. Products from psychologists that … Continue reading "Power Poseur: The lure of lucrative pseudoscience and the crisis of untrustworthiness of psychology"
Part 1: Reviewed as the clinical trial that it is, the power posing paper should never have been published. Has too much already been written about Amy Cuddy’s power pose paper? The conversation should not be stopped until its focus shifts and we change our ways of talking about psychological science. The dominant narrative is … Continue reading "Calling out pseudoscience, radically changing the conversation about Amy Cuddy’s power posing paper"
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