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Becky Collins5,567Author Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-03-21 05:25:354883216CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393013CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393012CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393204CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Brian Mcquillan2,5921. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-11 07:29:252644211CC G+
Catherine Tramell0Hi guys, i'm back w/ a new circle. Is not a simple circle, is A MIX CIRCLE.   #circle   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #circlesharing   #london   #londonphotography   #london14pw   #londoneye   #londonjobs   #uk   #ukraine   #ukphotographycommunity   #travel   #traveltips   #holidays2014   #olimpic   #suchi   #rio   #sumer  #Valentine #MusicMonday #NYFW #Sports #FoodAndDrink #Photography2014-02-11 06:45:32104002CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910450122CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #science #scientists  2013-12-02 14:10:58296000CC G+
Kyle Pearce0A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #neuroscience #psychology #science  2013-11-06 14:19:18139000CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:36414003CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
Rich Gillin1,279#Rcircle  *edit*http://goo.gl/E0hkE6trying to circlecount this one. culling down to top 499 engageRs.#statistics and #rstats  crowd.2013-09-23 19:16:27501002CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415235986CC G+
Paul Christen0If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500388275CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348390CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Fraser Cain759,117The Return of the Super Science CircleOkay, I'll admit, I made a mistake in retiring the Super Science Circle. I wasn't wrong; Communities are still the future and the best way to make friends here on Google+. But I realized that the Super Science Circle is simple and efficient way to get new people to see that Google+ isn't a ghost town.PLEASE SHARE THIS POST... FOR SCIENCE!When I was attending +ScienceOnline 2013, I must have helped dozens of people join Google+, and the first thing I had them do was import this circle. It's an invaluable tool for getting new people up to speed.So, I just did a complete refresh on the circle. I examined every single member and judged them according to my two-part criteria:1. Active in the last 30 days or so.2. Regularly post on scientific topics.If you know anyone who might make a good candidate for this circle, please let me know.As always, import this circle into a new, temporary circle, and then you can refresh it when I share a new version.DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THIS POST2013-03-19 22:39:3139967163160CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic222A great shared circle. Get your daily dose of science here! Great posts.If you want to join this circle,Add me,Add this circleShare this circle and include yourself in the share.Easy. #science #scienceeveryday #sciencefiction #scienceisawesome  2013-03-15 01:28:13242905CC G+
Георги Георгиев342Психолози в Г+ (хора и страници) / Psychologists in G+ (people and pages)for English see bellowТова е кръга с психолози (има и хора и страници), чиито публикации следя. През изминалите месеци съм търсил и добавял почти всичко, което може да се намери в полето на научната психология, така че това е един вид кръг "всичко в едно". That's a circle of people and pages in the scientific field of psychology, that I follow. Trough the last several mounts I've searched and selected this circle in a "everything in one" approach.  #sharedcircles   #science   #psychology  2013-03-05 22:47:44109001CC G+
Science on Google+35,414Psychology CircleView profiles in circle: http://goo.gl/n0OPALinks to shared Science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.#scienceeveryday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles  2013-02-14 18:58:2368149CC G+
Fraser Cain694,882The Final Super Science CircleWell, this is it, this is going to be the last posting of the Super Science Circle. Why? Communities, that's why. In case you didn't know, I've been maintaining my Super Science Circle from the very beginning of Google+. As soon as the feature to share circles was enabled, I was happy to share those circles around into Google. I did this because it was very difficult for people with related interests (science) to be able to find each other. I wanted new G+ users to realize this place isn't a ghost town; there are vibrant groups of people actively discussing scientific topics.But it was a hack. Each month took me almost an entire day to curate down the list of people, remove the inactive, and incorporate newly active people who often posted about science. And it was always imperfect. Some people got a massive boost in followers and engagement, while other, equally deserving people were left out.It was inelegant, inefficient and arbitrary.But now you can do this all on your own. You can go into any Community that matches your interest and instantly discover thousands of people who share your enthusiasm for a topic - just joining a Community will bring a trickle of posts about topics that interest you back into your stream. Keep your participation in the Community, or circle the most interesting people and harvest them back into your own stream.In the coming months, I'll be suggesting Communities you should join, instead of people you should circle. Thanks to everyone for using the shared circles and helping science get such a firm foothold here on Google+. Thanks to all the past and present members of the Super Science Circle for sharing such wonderful stuff.Science!2013-01-17 02:59:31420544084CC G+
Science on Google+14,391Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Circle If you are interested in CogSci and AI, this is the circle for you. Includes scientists, authors, and engineers who post content relevant to Cognitive Psychology, Machine Learning, Robotics, Neuroscience, Cognitive Modeling, and other topics relevant to Biological and Artificial Intelligence. Please feel free to share this post with anyone who might be interested.Also, check out our Science Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX2013-01-17 02:20:34570812CC G+
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)10,068#sharedpubliccircles   #science  It's been a while since I shared a circle. Let's fix that, shall we? Here is my Circle of Science. Here you will find people who are practicing scientists, science writers, and science enthusiasts - and sometimes all three at once. There are biologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, food safety scientists, mathematicians, neurologists, astronomers and many other disciplines represented here. But regardless of their specialties they are intelligent, interested, and interesting.I won't call this a curated circle per se, but I can personally speak to quality of many of these individuals. Many of them are true gems.FOR SCIENCE!2012-11-26 17:29:545015211CC G+
Paul Christen0To the person that originally shared this circle with me (I forgot who...)Thank you.I am getting really tired of the glorification of stupid and the vilification of intelligence. I am afraid that its a systemic problem and frankly, I see no end in sight. Its similar to American politics in many ways."Well sure, professional athletes shouldn't rape women, but the dood can throw a football!" "Well, yeah, he ran a dog fighting ring, but let him play football and be a role model to  children anyway."We had a President, that was re-elected, that on any scale was a buffoon at best.The list goes on, and lets not forget the other side  of the  proverbial  coin, how often have we heard politicians talk about the "elite smart people"?Watch an episode or two of "Big Bang Theory". REALLY funny show, I refuse to watch it. I saw two episodes and both portrayed intelligence as negative.I heard an adult say (and I shit you not) "Kids don't need to learn what the mathematical median is, its useless knowledge, average is good enough." I tried to explain how it differs from average and how knowing the average and the median can help get a better view of the data (no point in going too deep) and got "nope, not needed".Whatever, I'm ranting and off the rails here.Do what you need to do to keep YOUR intelligence up and those around you, for the love  of Xenu, fight the good fight. Following this  circle  might help.2012-11-07 13:15:584135110CC G+
Zbynek Kysela760Super Science Circle - November, 2012 Edition*****************************************************HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) +Zbynek Kysela*****************************************************Created by +Fraser Cain :It's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.2012-11-07 10:56:11414209CC G+
Fraser Cain461,262Super Science Circle - November, 2012 EditionIt's time once again for another round of super science goodness. In case you've never seen this before, I personally curate a special list of people who are active on Google+ and regularly post about science-related topics. Please share this post. For science!I'm always looking for more people, so if there's someone in your circles who has a lot of sciency things to say, post their name in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.As always, I suggest that you maintain a separate, temporary circle for these people. Not all of them will be to your taste. Then try out this circle, and move people over to your more permanent circles.P.S. There was no October edition of the Super Science Circle.2012-11-06 21:39:344133912796CC G+


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2014-04-03 19:06:16 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Replicating Down vs. Replicating Up
More and more people are involved in replication research.
This is a good thing. Why conduct replication experiments? A major motivation for
recent replication attempts appears to have been because there are serious doubts
about certain findings. On that vi...

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2014-04-02 18:39:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

HI-BAR: Benefits of Lumosity training for older adults?
HI-BAR (Had I Been A Reviewer) A post-publication review of Mayas J., Parmentier, F. B. R., Andrés P., & Ballesteros, S. (2014) Plasticity of Attentional Functions in Older Adults after Non-Action Video Game Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE...

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2014-02-23 01:27:17 (18 comments, 8 reshares, 92 +1s)

Another video that made me happy

Great for anyone who likes New Orleans jazz or 1980s rock. 

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2014-02-21 17:36:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

How experts recall chess positions
How experts recall chess positions Originally posted to  invisiblegorilla blog  on 15 February 2012.  I am consolidating some posts from my other blogs onto my  personal website  where I have been blogging for the past year. In 2011, a computer ( Watson ) o...

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2014-02-21 02:00:17 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 27 +1s)

Videos that made me happy today, part 2
Goats balancing on a flexible piece of steel

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2014-02-21 01:59:33 (5 comments, 18 reshares, 34 +1s)

Videos that made me happy today, part 1

Brian Williams does Rapper's Delight

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2014-02-15 15:29:30 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

Cool things you can do with strips of paper

This is a really neat video showing what happens when you fold, tape, and cut strips of paper in the right ways. Appropriate for Valentine's day (watch to the end). HT: Mark Mitton.

A Valentine from Möbius || Radcliffe Institute

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2014-02-14 19:37:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

HI-BAR: 10 questions about Inattentional blindness, race, and interpersonal goals
HI-BAR (Had I Been A Reviewer) A post-publication review of Brown-Iannuzzi et al (2014). The invisible man: Interpersonal goals moderate inattentional blindness to African Americans.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143 , 33-37. [ pubmed ] [ fu...

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2014-02-06 00:59:37 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Some really top-notch pin jugglers. Looks like the might be college students. Almost certainly professional. Definitely worth a watch.

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2014-01-30 01:25:42 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

NIH and Obama weighing in on #reproducibility .  

Plus +Elizabeth Iorns thoughts! Check it out.

2014-01-29 14:07:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

Want to calculate effect sizes for your data (or someone else's)? 

Here's a great tool from +Daniel Lakens. It's an Excel spreadsheet. Just enter what you know, and it will calculate whatever effect size measures are appropriate and calculable from your info. What a great resource!

fromr2d2 | lakens2 

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2014-01-29 14:02:04 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 8 +1s)

A terrific dynamic version of the Thatcher Illusion
(HT Richard Wiseman)

Making your head spin II - Tricks,illusions,maths or science? (8/9)

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2014-01-25 16:33:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Some more thoughts on the Donnellan et al replication attempt that I posted about yesterday.

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2014-01-25 16:21:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Replication, Retraction, and Responsibility
Replication, Retraction, and Responsibility Congrats/thanks to Brent Donnellan, Joe Cesario, and Rich Lucas for their tenacity and perseverance. They conducted 9 studies with more than 3000 participants in order to publish a set of direct replications. Thei...

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2014-01-25 01:27:36 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)

A great example of inattentional blindness. Would've been better had it been a gorilla, though.


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2014-01-09 19:46:49 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Add extension and be part of a crowdsourcing an open citation network database.

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2013-12-17 19:46:15 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 17 +1s)

Help create a new intelligence test

My colleague, +Christopher Chabris, is part of a team working to create a new set of matrix reasoning problems that they will make freely available for research purposes. Other matrix reasoning tests, commonly used as a measure of intelligence, are owned and strictly controlled by publishers (and somewhat pricey, even for research uses). By contributing puzzles, you could win up to $500 and be a co-author on the resulting publication(s) about the test. You can help his group crowdsource a new IQ test! Follow the link for more information.

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2013-10-31 12:08:34 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

In case you don't like Horror movies, here's The Shining, recut as a family feel-good movie.

(again, HT +Steve Most)

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2013-10-31 12:04:20 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)

Perfect for Halloween
The Sound of Music as a horror movie

(HT +Steve Most)

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2013-10-30 12:32:24 (0 comments, 23 reshares, 29 +1s)

Fantastic visual illusion advertisement from Honda

Just watch it!  (HT Richard Wiseman)

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2013-10-28 13:36:53 (9 comments, 20 reshares, 14 +1s)

Free, expert-written introductory psychology textbook

Textbooks have become  exorbitantly expensive. So much so, that many students don't bother to buy or read them, and instructors feel guilty about requiring them (I do, at least).

Several years ago, I thought it would be a great idea to generate a textbook in modules, one that could be free online to students (perhaps supported by advertising) and that could be customized by instructors. I didn't have the time or resources to pursue the idea. Fortunately, Ed and Carol Diener had a similar idea, and they had the fortitude and drive to make it happen.

They brought together experts from across psychology to contribute content, and they launched it today. The linked website lets you select the topics you want to include, order the modules however you want, and generate a free pdf textbook for yourstu... more »

2013-10-27 15:41:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Latest posts on IonPsych

Posts from the past week from the bloggers in my speaking/writing graduate class. The link is to a summary of the posts on my own blog, with links to each blog post. You can view the full set at www.ionpsych.com.

This week's selection includes posts on the bases of depression, the role of negative information in decision making, the best way to stave off the effects of aging on cognition, the need for better science communication, the dangers of blaming addicts for their addiction, and the importance of teaching about uncertainty in science education.

2013-10-13 15:19:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Latest posts on IonPsych

Check out the latest posts from the bloggers in my speaking/writing seminar at www.ionpsych.com. The linked post provides a brief summary of this week's contributions.

2013-10-06 14:29:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

latest posts on IonPsych
This week's posts from the members of my class on speaking and writing for a general audience:

Why you feel pain when you see someone else feeling pain?
Are there better alternatives to random assignment to conditions?
Does what you eat affect the health of your brain?


2013-09-30 19:48:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Latest posts on IonPsych

Here are links to the latest psychology posts from the bloggers in my speaking/writing class. Some great stuff to read at www.ionpsych.com.

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2013-09-28 15:29:59 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

+Christopher Chabris reviews Malcolm Gladwell's latest book in this weekend's Wall Street Journal. The review is behind a paywall, but Chris has posted a pdf version at: 

2013-09-23 13:47:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Latest posts www.ionpsych.com

This semester, I'm teaching a graduate class on speaking and writing for general audiences. students in the class blog at www.ionpsych.com. Each week, on my own blog, I'll post a short summary most recent posts. Check them out -- some great stuff already.

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2013-09-05 21:22:49 (0 comments, 10 reshares, 12 +1s)

19 questions about a new Nature paper -- a HI-BAR commentary

In this post, I ask 19 questions about a paper just published in Nature that has received extensive media coverage. The paper showed that multitasking training of older adults led to improved performance and transfer to other outcome measures. My questions address some of the limitations of this study and what really can be concluded from it.  

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2013-09-05 14:06:57 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

HI-BAR: Had I Been A Reviewer

A new feature coming on my blog. This post describes what I'll be doing. Later today, I'll be posting comments on an article published yesterday in Nature. Stay tuned.

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2013-08-27 01:09:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Changing the field, one review request at a time

+Bobbie Spellman proposes an interesting way to get people to make their data available: When asked to review, say you'll do it only if the authors provide their data. That won't work in all cases, but it's an interesting proposal, and if enough reviewers started doing it, then authors would start to expect it and would begin making their data available by default. Her blog post describing the suggestion is linked below. What do you think?

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2013-08-22 21:55:52 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 13 +1s)

Brilliant experimental work from researchers at Princeton

I particularly like the way that they clearly specified the limits of their study and the lack of generalizability.

HT +Rob Gordon

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2013-08-15 12:20:18 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

More guaranteed winning bar bets from Richard Wiseman

Nice new entry in his series of Quirkology videos.

2013-08-14 18:31:04 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

*Please, no more books titled, "How the new science of X will do Y." *

Generalization from any new lab science to real world problems likely is overreaching. If it's new science, that means it probably hasn't been vetted adequately yet. Instead, how about a book on, "how the old, established, and well-replicated science of X will do Y." 

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2013-08-12 20:11:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Thanks for the book suggestions, everyone!  I liked Olson's book (although could have done without his psychology theorizing). I also found some useful bits in Cornelia Dean's "Am I Making Myself Clear" and Chip and Dan Heath's "Made to Stick." I'm particularly interested in shorter-form advice such as blog posts, magazine articles, etc. Books might be a bit too much for this class. Any suggestions for short-form advice?

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2013-08-12 18:49:08 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Do you know of any good resources for speaking/writing for general audiences?

This fall I'm teaching a psychology graduate seminar on speaking/writing for general audiences. I'm hoping to compile a list of useful resources for the students (and for me), especially those that talk about best practices in science writing/speaking. I'd also be interested in discussions of the benefits and risks of various forms of science writing. 

If you have suggestions, please post links in the comments (or contact me directly). I'll compile all the ones I receive. Feel free to nominate your own posts or writing if you've covered the topic.


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2013-08-07 16:33:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Should academic societies issue press releases for conference presentations of unpublished research?

I hadn't encountered this sort of release before, and I find it troubling. I explain why in this blog post.

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2013-07-12 16:53:20 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)

Compelling takedown of Gladwell's claim that cultural differences contributed to airline accidents

I never found that particular example from Outlier's compelling (for reasons other than those covered by this piece), but I hadn't realized how badly the book cherry picked examples and distorted the actual evidence and transcripts. I haven't read the original transcripts myself, but this post gives detailed examples and makes a strong case.

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2013-07-12 02:09:37 (7 comments, 30 reshares, 15 +1s)

Useful links for our article explaining why most psychology interventions do not adequately control for placebo effects

Two days, ago, +Walter Boot, Cary Stothart, Cassie Stutts, and I published a paper in Perspectives on Psychological Science (linked below) arguing that most studies in psychology do not adequately account for the placebo effect. I thought it might be useful to provide all of the relevant links about that paper in one place, so I'm doing so here. I'll update this post as needed.

Paper: http://pps.sagepub.com/content/8/4/445.full

My blog post: http://blog.dansimons.com/2013/07/pop-quiz-what-can-we-learn-from.html

*The public repository for data and information about the studies we conducted and our paper *: http://openscienceframework.org/project/7EB6A/

Frequent Questions Answered:... more »

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2013-07-09 19:30:13 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Our paper on the problems with control groups in psychology interventions is now available and free to everyone (open access). Thanks to APS and Sage for making that happen.


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2013-07-09 15:39:04 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 2 +1s)

New blog post: What can we learn from an intervention study?

This post starts with a pop quiz -- what is the purpose of a double blind intervention design? I then argue that almost no interventions in psychology meet the standards necessary to claim that an intervention had a causal effect on performance. The arguments are based on a new paper my colleagues and I published today in Perspectives on Psychological Science (the post has links).

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2013-07-02 21:23:57 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

How to avoid having your work misrepresented or misinterpreted

In this blog post, I list 6 steps you can take when writing about your research, all of which will help avoid having your work misunderstood or misrepresented (both within academia and in the media). None of these require changes to your methods, analyses, or lab practices. They are suggested improvements to the content and structure of a typical journal article. Even better, they are all steps that you can take in your next manuscript.

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2013-06-21 01:56:52 (1 comments, 12 reshares, 7 +1s)

An interesting way to make the publication process more efficient

In this blog post, +Bobbie Spellman (Editor in Chief of Perspectives on Psychological Science) suggests an interesting new way to eliminate the hassle of repeatedly reformatting articles for different journals after they get rejected. 


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2013-06-19 11:33:34 (17 comments, 23 reshares, 75 +1s)

...and the internet is making us stoopid

As usual, xkcd nails it.

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2013-06-18 13:22:42 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

My mother's book is free on Kindle

For the next couple days, the Kindle version of _Brothers on the Run: Fleeing Hitler, Fighting Franco_ (by +Pat Simons, my mother), is a free download on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKZ4O64

The book tells the story of my grandfather and great-uncle who escaped Nazi Germany as teenagers. It's a remarkable coming-of-age story, it reads like an adventure novel, and has the virtue of being based on an amazing true story. Can you imagine fleeing your home town in the middle of the night at age 17 to avoid Nazis intent on killing you, and bicycling to the Austrian border? That's just the start of their escapades.

Grab it for free while you can. I may be biased, but I think it's a fantastic book. I hope you'll agree.

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2013-06-17 13:56:38 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

A solution to rising university costs
Massively Open Online Administration or MOOA

A great idea. Think how much money each campus could save on "visioning" and branding!

(HT Bart Anderson)

2013-06-05 20:33:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Deadline to join the project to replicate verbal overshadowing

Just a few weeks ago, we announced the first approved protocol for a Registered Replication Report at Perspectives on Psychological Science. The protocol is for a replication of Schooler & Engstler-Schooler (1990), the first study documenting the verbal overshadowing effect. 

The response to our announcement was rapid and enthusiastic, and far exceeded our expectations. We have already accepted more than 15 proposals by other researchers to conduct their own, independent study based on the protocol. With this level of participation, we will obtain an excellent estimate of the true size of the verbal overshadowing effect.

If you are still interested in joining this project, you can. However, we have set a deadline for submissions of next Tuesday, June 11. If you would like to join this project,... more »

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2013-06-05 15:22:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Continuing the "Diablog" with Rolf Zwaan on replication and reliability

Here's my last thoughts on an interesting suggestion in +Rolf Zwaan's latest blog post in our diablog. My comments focus on what would be necessary if we add additional between-subjects conditions to replication reports.

2013-06-05 14:55:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Some quick thoughts on the great letter just published by The Guardian

The letter calls for more journals to adopt pre-registration of methods and analysis plans, with papers to be accepted regardless of the outcome. (We're doing that for the Registered Replication Reports at Perspectives on Psychological Science.). Even if journals don't adopt that approach, pre-registration is the one way to certify that results were not selectively reported. I expect it to become the norm over the next few years. 

Here's a link to the article: http://m.guardiannews.com/science/blog/2013/jun/05/trust-in-science-study-pre-registration

Note: Comments on the original letter seem to be disabled. I was going to add my "signature" to the letter there, but I'll do it here instead:  Prof. Daniel Simons, Associate Editor at Perspectives on PsychologicalSc... more »

2013-06-04 22:13:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Continuing the discussion. My thoughts on +Rolf Zwaan's reply to my response to his post

Rolf's last post led me to think more about the relationship between reliability and generalizability. The linked post includes more thoughts on this issue as well as some discussion of how we have approached it at Perspectives. I also make the following recommendation: All papers should specify the target population to which they think their result generalizes. In the post, I give an example and explain why.

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2013-06-04 19:05:45 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

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