Tag Archives: psychology

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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Skeptic News: Placebo Personality

Researchers have discovered that certain personality traits may influence an individuals placebo response. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Holocaust wasn’t Nazis… it was psychiatrists

At the weekend members flocked from all over the planet to the home of UK Scientology — the middle-England commuter town of East Grinstead — for the annual address by its leader David Miscavige. There they heard the bizarre declarations of Miscavige — including his insistence that the Holocaust was started not by Nazis but by SHRINKS.
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Skeptic News: Lawsuit for "planted" repressed memories

A lawsuit has been filed against a treatment centre alleging they planted false memories of sexual abuse in three women. Continue reading

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Skeptic News: Students possessed

AT LEAST 10 students from San Pedro Academy in Valencia, Negros Oriental in the Philippines were reportedly possessed by bad spirits Continue reading

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Bite Sized Science: Square jawed tough guy?

The image of the rugged, wide faced, square jawed tough guy conjures up all manner of stereotypes about what kind of person they are. But how many of these hold true? Continue reading

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A bug in the system

We welcome Ed Cara to the 21st Floor as he scratches his skeptical itch on the subject of Morgellons. Continue reading

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