Without the public’s trust, scientists have difficulty affecting policy and having an impact. With this in mind, we explored how endorsements of presidential candidates by scientific publications affected trust in science.
Each week, we recap featured posts from Character & Context and other blogs around the cyberspace, plus a few news stories and tweets that might be worth a look. If you have an item you'd like us to consider, use the hashtag #SPSPblog or tweet us directly @spspnews.
Science is awesome, but it ain’t perfect. If you’ve been paying attention to the so-called “crises of reproducibility” in the behavioral, biomedical, and social sciences, you know that false positives and overblown effect sizes appear to be rampant in the published literature.
This week's roundup includes a link to twitter discussions on the Stanford Prison Experiment, op-eds and blog posts from members, and a variety of advice, based on recent studies, on dating, business, and willpower. Recently in the news, written a post, or have selections you'd like us to consider? Email us, use the hashtag #SPSPblog, or tweet us directly @spspnews.
The March for Science takes place April 22, 2017. But what inspires people to join marches and protests? What really persuades people to accept information; facts, emotions, beliefs? The following experts and materials are available to provide details to journalists on the social and personality psychology of groups, persuasion, and beliefs.