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Conflations of Correlation with Causation in Researchers' Descriptions of Their Work
The objective of this research is to determine the frequency with which social scientists use unjustified causal language in academic descriptions of their work.
Getting Down to the Details in a Long-Term Mate : Traits That All People Prioritize...and Other Traits That Only Some People Prioritize
People around the world prioritize love, kindness, and faithfulness in a long-term mate (Buss, 2003). People also prioritize similarity, as evidenced by data showing that couples are similar to one another in physical, ...
Hovering Questions : Are Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch Evidence-Based Practices?
Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch are complementary energy based treatments. They are based on the premise that (1) illness is a result of “a disruption of the flow of energy surrounding a person’s being” and (2) ...
Do Researchers Practice What They Preach? Unjustified Causal Language in Psychological Scientists' Descriptions of Their Work
People are biased toward seeing associations between independent events and assuming causal explanations for those associations. Indeed, the lay public incorrectly infers cause-and-effect from descriptions of non-experimental ...
Hindsight Knowledge and Relationship Break-Up: Should They Have Seen It Coming?
Research on Hindsight bias began in 1975, when Fischhoff published his seminal article describing the effects of hindsight bias on judgments of important evidence and perceived likelihood of possible outcomes. In this ...
Sex Differences In Young Adults’ Attraction To Their Opposite-Sex Friends : Natural Sampling Versus Mental Concepts
Although opposite-sex friendships are often defined as platonic, heterosexual men and women frequently report sexual or romantic undertones in their friendships with the opposite sex. In several studies in which young ...