Tag Archives: psychobabble

Psychobabble: Bad Science on IQ

A recent study conducted into IQ has gained a great deal of attention in the press. It’s authors make the rather grandiose claim that they have finally debunked the concept of IQ. Needless to say they haven’t. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: NARTH and "curing" homosexuality

The relationship between homosexuality and psychiatry has been controversial for much of the 20th century. Despite being declassified as a disorder in the 70’s some organisations still offer therapy for being gay. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Polygraph lies

The humble Polygraph machine star of countless television and film dramas has been much maligned by psychologists for… well for not working properly. Yet this hasn’t stopped Herefordshire police piloting their use as an “investigative tool”.
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Psychobabble: Leave Newt alone

I’m defending Newt Gringrich. Why? Because no one should be dismissed or discredited on the grounds of unfounded, or otherwise, allegations that they are mentally ill. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Atheists in Foxholes?

Are there any atheists in foxholes? Keir Liddle looks at some of the research to try and find the answer. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Elizabeth Lofthus

As it’s Ada Lovelace day I would like to write about a female scientist and psychologist who has inspired me as a psychologist and a skeptic. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Blind Justice

How far can we trust the evidence of eye witnesses? Continue reading

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