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Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research
The New York Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | BENEDICT CAREY

Posted on 11/05/2011 11:07:15 AM PDT by Salman

A well-known psychologist in the Netherlands whose work has been published widely in professional journals falsified data and made up entire experiments, an investigating committee has found. Experts say the case exposes deep flaws in the way science is done in a field, psychology, that has only recently earned a fragile respectability.

The psychologist, Diederik Stapel, of Tilburg University, committed academic fraud in “several dozen” published papers, many accepted in respected journals and reported in the news media, according to a report released on Monday by the three Dutch institutions where he has worked: the University of Groningen, the University of Amsterdam, and Tilburg. The journal Science, which published one of Dr. Stapel’s papers in April, posted an “editorial expression of concern” about the research online on Tuesday.

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Shocked! ;)
1 posted on 11/05/2011 11:07:17 AM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Kind of like Bill Murry’s set up at the beginning of Ghost Busters.

He can always go into global warming or become a USFS biologist.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 11:16:45 AM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Salman
Given recent history of "scientific" hoaxes, it should be obvious that psychology is the least of the offenders. This fraud's writings were wrong but did little harm mainly because nobody paid much attention to them outside of academic circles.

Compare this to the climate change frauds, who are costing us billions of dollars. And Algore isn't even a scientist.

3 posted on 11/05/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Salman

Psychology
Global Warming
Evolution

Some will disagree with the last item on the list, but I maintain that science is often mere scientism. It is a religion and the facts don’t matter — the adherents will make it up if they have to.


4 posted on 11/05/2011 11:20:26 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Salman

So many of scientist’s “studies” are agenda driven, like the “hockey stick” and “vaccine safety tests” so that they can pull the wool over the eyes of people “WITH THE TRUTH AND FACTS” and force policies to corral and destroy Capitalism and freedom and health.

A lot of “science” is all about power and money. Studies which “have” to have particular results, paid for by corporations and governments.

Their object is total control over all the masses—reproduction and property, life and death and activities.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 11:20:53 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Salman

Man, you’re crazy if you go to a psychologist.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 11:25:12 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree with you!!!! They claim “truth” and “facts” when they sell lies.


7 posted on 11/05/2011 11:25:48 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: ClearCase_guy

Show me EVOLUTION....show me the skeletons in steps. I don’t believe for a minute that God didn’t make every animal unique and finished. I’m not talking about behavior, I’m talking about PHYSICAL evolution.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Man, you’re crazy if you go to a psychologist.

In my experience they are more ill than most of those in treatment. Of those psychologists who are not ill, they have no solutions that work other than prescriptions from real MDs.

9 posted on 11/05/2011 11:34:30 AM PDT by Rapscallion (OBAMA speak his name with loathing for what he has done to America!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

bttt

“Liberals never give up trying to codify their political beliefs as ‘science’” ~ Rush Limbaugh Nov. 3, 2011


10 posted on 11/05/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: Ann Archy
"...I’m talking about PHYSICAL evolution."

"Without a doubt, the ultimate Black Swan is whatever it was that permitted merely genetic human beings to emerge into full humanness just yesterday (cosmically speaking), some 50,000 years ago.

Prior to this there was existence, but so what? There was life, but who cares? With no one to consciously experience it, what was the point? Without self-conscious observers, the whole cosmos could bang into being and contract into nothingness, and it would be no different than the proverbial tree falling in the forest with no one there to hear it.

One of the reasons why this is such a lonely and unpopular blog is that it takes both science and religion seriously. Most science and religion are unserious, but especially -- one might say intrinsically -- when they exclude each other.

A religion that cannot encompass science is not worthy the name, while a science that cannot be reconciled with religion is not fit for human beings. And I mean this literally, in that it will be a science that applies to a different species, not the one that is made to know love, truth, beauty, existence, and the Absolute. Science must begin and end in this principle -- which is to say, the Principle -- or it is just a diversion. ...."

Creation Myths of the Tenured

11 posted on 11/05/2011 11:39:19 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: Rapscallion; Navy Patriot
Navy Patriot: "Man, you’re crazy if you go to a psychologist."

Rapscallion: "In my experience they are more ill than most of those in treatment. Of those psychologists who are not ill, they have no solutions that work other than prescriptions from real MDs."

"..Let's spend a moment looking at this Psychology Today article, which tries to explain the underlying psychological reasons for why someone would be conservative." .. [snip]

"...the vast majority of academic "product" is merely junk food for the mind (as always, we are speaking of the humanities, or subhumanities, to be exact)."

"..A magazine such as Psychology Today represents stupidity squared, because it mostly boils down the nonsense of academia for a semi-literate audience, in the same way that Time or Newsweek purvey idiotarian liberal conventional wisdom to the 8th grade mass-mentality. " ...."

12 posted on 11/05/2011 11:46:26 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: Salman
...the case exposes deep flaws in the way science is done in a field, psychology, that has only recently earned a fragile respectability.

Only with the Gullible. Psychology is the atheist version of spiritual healing. Like all pagan religions it is chaotic at best. Of the Eighty-Eleven branches of the faith, it has yet to come up with a purpose or common ground. Give a hundred years and the "science" will reach the basic respectability and foundation of other somewhat established religions like, say Shamanism.

13 posted on 11/05/2011 11:48:30 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Man, you’re crazy if you go to a psychologist.

LOL!

14 posted on 11/05/2011 11:50:13 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Salman

Psychology remains exactly what it’s Always been, Faith Healing & Snake Oil, a Complete Fraud. And it is anything BUT harmless, since it generates referrals to Psychiatrists and GPs who peddle disability, and worthless, killer drugs.

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/3847/the_occult_world_of_cg_jung.html

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=96726&sectioncode=26


15 posted on 11/05/2011 11:50:46 AM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Salman
It's a red flag for grant-based research, period.

You get a grant if your research supports the position the grantee desires, ie. "climate change."

If it doesn't, no grant for you.

16 posted on 11/05/2011 11:51:54 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Navy Patriot
"Man, you’re crazy if you go to a psychologist."

"....For example, most of the psychology journals I see are so dopey as to be laughable. And I mean that literally. (Let me say at the outset that there are a number of excellent psychoanalytic journals, but psychoanalysis is not exactly an academic discipline but a clinical one; it only becomes stupid in the hands of academics.) I don't subscribe to any of the big journals in my field. In fact, I'm not even a member of my professional association, the American Psychological Association, because it's just a front for a totolerantarian gang of leftist activists. But I do see some of the journals laying around the office, and I do occasionally flip through them for a laugh. To say that they are shallow does not even begin to address the problem. Virtually every issue has some big study about multiculturalism and the need for what is called cultural competence. ...

17 posted on 11/05/2011 11:54:43 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: Salman
Reminds me of the way the shrinks declared homosexuality to be normal back in the 70s
18 posted on 11/05/2011 11:54:43 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: American in Israel
"Psychology is the atheist version of spiritual healing."

The intellect corrupted by secularism will nevertheless come up with its own substitute wisdom

19 posted on 11/05/2011 12:02:40 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: ClearCase_guy
This reaffirms the fact that science is now driven by political bias.
20 posted on 11/05/2011 12:12:38 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: fella
"Reminds me of the way the shrinks declared homosexuality to be normal back in the 70s"

Prager: "... But until 1973, psychiatry did consider homosexuality an illness. To cite one of countless examples, Dr. Leo Rangell, a psychoanalyst, wrote that he had "never seen a male homosexual who did not also turn out to have a phobia of the vagina." In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its official listing of mental illnesses in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders. Gay activists have used this as a major weapon in their battle for societal acceptance of homosexuality. But, for many reasons, the APA decision has not resolved the question of whether homosexuality is an illness, and the question may well be unresolvable. Given the mixed moral and judgmental record of psychiatry, especially since the 1960s, all one may conclude from the APA's decision to remove homosexuality from its list of illnesses is that while it may have been right, organized psychiatry has given us little reason to trust its judgment on politically charged issues. For these reasons, the fact that the American Psychiatric Association no longer labels homosexuality an illness should not persuade anyone that it is not. Given the subjective nature of the term "mental illness," given the power of gay activists, and given the political views of the APA leadership (as opposed to most of its members), the association's vote means nothing to many observers. If social pressures forced psychiatrists in the past to label homosexuality an illness, how can we be certain that social pressures in our time have not forced them to label it normal? Are present-day psychiatrists less influenced by societal pressures than were their predecessors? I doubt it. So, putting aside psychiatry's ambivalence about homosexuality, let us pose the question in this way: "Assuming there is such a thing as normal, is it normal for a man to be incapable of making love to a woman (or vice versa)?" Presumably, there are only three possible answers: [Snip]

21 posted on 11/05/2011 12:20:37 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: fella
Oops! I guess the link I gave you above no longer works. Here's a better one:

Prager: "... But until 1973, psychiatry did consider homosexuality an illness. To cite one of countless examples...

22 posted on 11/05/2011 12:29:02 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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To: Matchett-PI
"..A magazine such as Psychology Today represents stupidity squared, because it mostly boils down the nonsense of academia for a semi-literate audience, in the same way that Time or Newsweek purvey idiotarian liberal conventional wisdom to the 8th grade mass-mentality. " ...."

Wonderful! Finally good reason for Navy Patriot's selective illiteracy.

And all this time it thought it was because I had seizures of stupid.

23 posted on 11/05/2011 12:43:52 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Navy Patriot

You “ain’t” stuuuuuupid! :)


24 posted on 11/05/2011 1:07:21 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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25 posted on 11/05/2011 1:15:49 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: hinckley buzzard

And then there is the fraud in the White House, costing us every thing we have if he gets his way.


26 posted on 11/05/2011 1:18:24 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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27 posted on 11/05/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: W. W. SMITH

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28 posted on 11/05/2011 1:28:18 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Matchett-PI

Cultural Competence, eh?

Read the performance audit memo jpg-ed at the bottom of the post.

http://psychroaches.blogspot.com/2010/11/rams-cultural-crapulence-in-san.html

And this place was a National Training Center for “culturally competent” psychologists.”

And if you click on the post labels, you’ll find the Chief “Cultural Competent” Dr FG Lu, and his entire Multi-Culti crew who do their Psychological Research watching feature films at the Esalen Institute actually believe that they are the Illuminati.


29 posted on 11/07/2011 9:40:23 AM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

LOL! Thanks for the link. bttt


30 posted on 11/07/2011 10:22:23 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("A Republican Larry Flynt should wave around $50,000 for proof of sexual harassment at Politico" -RL)
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