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Daniel Simons has been shared in 118 public circles

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Royale Business Club International JC Caceres270Im dishing out another #googlecircleshare for my #marketingfriends onlineThis is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have an influence in the marketing industryThey vary from successful and just starting out but are all in incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will hava an even better Google plus experience as they add you to their cirlces, plus, share and comment on your posts.**If you would like to be included on my next circle, just follow these simple steps;1.Make sure you have already added me into your circle2. Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in public*Please make sure you plus, reshare and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it(and we don;t want that!)If you don't want to included in a google circle share please shoot me  a message I don't want you to feel like you are bring spammed :)(The people who have interacted with my last share will be included in the comment below)2014-12-03 05:36:46501000
John Wood18,041This circle will add amazing, and wonderful content to you stream.Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circleIf you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circlesharing  #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   #circleshare2014-10-28 10:03:57409223
Becky Collins16,609Science 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 ?2014-09-16 05:24:00459102
Becky Collins15,192Recipes and Cooking 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 ?2014-08-18 05:14:394770210
Aman Singh2,014Circle of the dayYour re-share is appreciatedPlease re-share this circle in your stream.To be added:1- Add +Circles Circles Circles to your circles2- Write the URL of your blog in the comments section below3- Your blog must be an active blog (posts must be current)2014-07-16 12:15:324990718
Ryan Johnson9,485Hi friends! This is a great circle created with an important selection from all circles. The most important engagers are reshared because only that way can we grow our circle and have the people of google circle us.To get in, and to ensure you stay in this circle you need to do the following:1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already!2. +1 this circle!3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above!#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles #Britain #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #uk  #nottingham #Holland #Netherlands #Duch2014-07-16 10:40:014918812
Becky Collins10,439Super Science 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 ?2014-05-31 05:09:154901211
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440236
Kindle Ebooks Daily Sharing1,832@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK DAY 2014 CIRCLE 4@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@IF YOU RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION THIS MEANS THAT YOU ARE INCLUDED.Hi!This is Ian Collins (see my signature).Because I am a passionate reader and authorI decided to celebrate the World Book Day 2014with you.Therefore I created a few shared circlesof authors, bloggers, publishers, indie authors and more...Everything to celebrate  World Book Day:DTHIS IS A CIRCLE NO 4As you probably know World Book Day is organized by UNESCOevery year to offer a literal feast for passionate book lovers across the world.The official date set for celebrations:2014 is April 24on which authors, readers, critics,publishers and editors celebrate together in many ways.I am sure you will be more than happy if you celebrate with me.How to celebrate?On Arpil 23/24 I will share circles ofbest G+ engagers who are active on G+.What does it mean?Simply: TAKE ACTION NOW TO BE INCLUDED ANDFOLLOWED ON G+.How to do that?Follow these simple steps:1. Add me to your circles.2. Share the circle from original post (it helps me to keep an eye on what's going on).https://plus.google.com/117311744918178042957/posts/4seWVjikbeA3. Plus and/or comment. This is an important step.4. Add the circle to your circles and ENJOY THE FOLLOW UP.Adding and sharing the circle will HELP YOU to get more followers!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@Ian CollinsLet's stay in touch:)I have something for you here:http://bit.ly/1svXiABwww.YourLawOfAttraction.comwww.KeyToMindPower.com@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@2014-04-16 17:43:084441343
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393203
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724
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 07:29:252644211
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 07:43:1749910046117
Kyle Pearce116A great Google+ Circle of Educators!  2013-11-24 15:10:12501606
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 18:19:4843218317
Fabian Weiland619#sharedcircles #sharedcircle #neuroscience #psychology #science  2013-11-06 14:19:18139000
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 15:53:38426115
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414003
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103
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 20:14:53415304682
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 19:16:27501002
Fabian Weiland145#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000
Science on Google+69,339Social Sciences and CommunicationThis circle will give you exposure to Anthropology, Economics, Linguistics, Philosophy, Psychology/Neuroscience, Sociology, and it also contains K- 12 Science Teachers and Science Writers/Outreach.Science on Google+ Database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRScience on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNIf 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 by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles   #sharedcircles  2013-08-15 14:47:5621441434
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 18:35:56415255987
Paul Christen113If 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 13:54:194095310
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 00:17:11500387674
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 09:51:2119713412
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 19:26:51456348088
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 21:02:03419226277
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 08:01:53422229
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 20:08:43412417
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 22:39:3139967159161
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 01:28:13242905
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 22:47:44109001
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 18:58:2368149
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 02:59:31420544084
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 02:20:34570712

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

...and the internet is making us stoopid

As usual, xkcd nails it.

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

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/

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2014-02-23 01:27:17 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Another video that made me happy

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

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2014-12-15 16:42:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Response from Ballesteros et al to my HI-BAR
In late November, I posted a HI-BAR review of a paper by Ballesteros et al (2014) that appeared in Frontiers . In addition to a number of other issues I discussed there and in an earlier review of another paper, I raised the concern that the paper republish...

Response from Ballesteros et al to my HI-BAR
In late November, I posted a HI-BAR review of a paper by Ballesteros et al (2014) that appeared in Frontiers . In addition to a number of other issues I discussed there and in an earlier review of another paper, I raised the concern that the paper republish...___

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2014-12-04 16:13:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Some background information and missing links from my recent New York Times op-ed, co-authored with +Daniel Simons, on false memories and the case of Neil deGrasse Tyson and George W. Bush.

Some background information and missing links from my recent New York Times op-ed, co-authored with +Daniel Simons, on false memories and the case of Neil deGrasse Tyson and George W. Bush.___

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2014-11-20 19:56:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

HI-BAR: More benefits of Lumosity training for older adults?
HI-BAR (Had I Been A Reviewer) For more information about HI-BAR reviews, see my post introducing the acronym Ballesteros S, Prieto A, Mayas J, Toril P, Pita C, Ponce de León L, Reales JM and Waterworth J (2014) Brain training with non-action video games en...

HI-BAR: More benefits of Lumosity training for older adults?
HI-BAR (Had I Been A Reviewer) For more information about HI-BAR reviews, see my post introducing the acronym Ballesteros S, Prieto A, Mayas J, Toril P, Pita C, Ponce de León L, Reales JM and Waterworth J (2014) Brain training with non-action video games en...___

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2014-04-03 19:06:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Nice piece on different reasons to try direct replications in your research.

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...___Nice piece on different reasons to try direct replications in your research.

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2014-04-02 18:39:07 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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...

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 (14 comments, 7 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Another video that made me happy

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

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, 9 +1s)Open 

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...

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 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

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

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)Open 

Videos that made me happy today, part 1

Brian Williams does Rapper's Delight

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, 5 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

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

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, 3 +1s)Open 

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...

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)Open 

Some really top-notch pin jugglers. Looks like the might be college students. Almost certainly professional. Definitely worth a watch.
http://digg.com/video/these-kids-are-entirely-too-good-at-juggling

Some really top-notch pin jugglers. Looks like the might be college students. Almost certainly professional. Definitely worth a watch.
http://digg.com/video/these-kids-are-entirely-too-good-at-juggling___

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2014-01-30 01:25:42 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Interesting that NIH is planning to make changes to improve reproducibility. Psychology as a field (and APS in particular) has been taking the lead on such changes in the past 2 years, including implementing some of the changes noted in this report.

NIH and Obama weighing in on #reproducibility .  

Plus +Elizabeth Iorns thoughts! Check it out.___Interesting that NIH is planning to make changes to improve reproducibility. Psychology as a field (and APS in particular) has been taking the lead on such changes in the past 2 years, including implementing some of the changes noted in this report.

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

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 

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)Open 

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

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

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, 5 +1s)Open 

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

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, 9 +1s)Open 

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...

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)Open 

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

http://imgur.com/9OaMYnu

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

http://imgur.com/9OaMYnu___

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

An attempt from the Open Science Foundation to crowdsource a database of academic article meta-data.

You can add this extension to your Chrome browser and it will help without you having to do anything else.

Here's more info about what it does: http://scinet.osf.io/citelet/faq/

Add extension and be part of a crowdsourcing an open citation network database.___An attempt from the Open Science Foundation to crowdsource a database of academic article meta-data.

You can add this extension to your Chrome browser and it will help without you having to do anything else.

Here's more info about what it does: http://scinet.osf.io/citelet/faq/

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2013-12-17 19:46:15 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

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.

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, 42 +1s)Open 

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

(again, HT +Steve Most)

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)Open 

Perfect for Halloween
The Sound of Music as a horror movie

(HT +Steve Most)

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, 22 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Fantastic visual illusion advertisement from Honda

Just watch it!  (HT Richard Wiseman)

Fantastic visual illusion advertisement from Honda

Just watch it!  (HT Richard Wiseman)___

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2013-10-28 13:36:53 (9 comments, 19 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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 »

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 your students. The site already has a full slate of modules, with more to come.

By making the content free and up-to-date, this online textbook model has the potential to be game-changing. I will be using it, together with other online supplemental materials, the next time I teach introductory psychology. I imagine many others will as well. Even if you are not teaching introductory psychology, here's an opportunity to learn more about topics that interest you, without having to buy a book.

Disclaimer: I wrote the modules on inattentional blindness and helped with the original plan for this project.___

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

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.

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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?

http://www.ionpsych.com

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?

http://www.ionpsych.com___

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

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.

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)Open 

+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: 
http://www.chabris.com/ChabrisGladwellReviewWSJ.pdf

+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: 
http://www.chabris.com/ChabrisGladwellReviewWSJ.pdf___

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

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.

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)Open 

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.  

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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?

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)Open 

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

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)Open 

More guaranteed winning bar bets from Richard Wiseman

Nice new entry in his series of Quirkology videos.

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)Open 

*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." 

*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)Open 

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?

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)Open 

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.

Thanks!

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.

Thanks!___

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

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.

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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 »

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: http://openscienceframework.org/project/7EB6A/node/KSzdu/wiki/home

The surveys used in our studies: http://openscienceframework.org/project/7EB6A/node/tPyR4/wiki/home

Data from our studies: http://openscienceframework.org/project/7EB6A/node/Qt9kA/


Below are links to some excellent coverage of our paper by others:

Ed Yong: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/09/nice-results-but-what-did-you-expect/

Micah Allen: http://neuroconscience.com/2013/07/11/when-is-expectation-not-a-confound-on-the-necessity-of-active-controls/___

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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).

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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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. 

http://goo.gl/77Ulx

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. 

http://goo.gl/77Ulx___

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

...and the internet is making us stoopid

As usual, xkcd nails it.

...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)Open 

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.

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)Open 

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)

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)Open 

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 »

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, please make sure to submit your proposal via ManuscriptCentral before the deadline. 

We expect to announce more approved protocols this summer, so even if you can't join this one, there will be more. 

The link below takes you to the openscienceframework project page for this replication project. There you can find more about this protocol, including how to submit a proposal.___

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

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.

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.___

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