It’s been seven years since I started this blog. That’s quite a chunk of my life. And, as the context changes, so does my perspective. Not everything fits neatly into The Science Bit.
In recent years I have written a couple of books on the scientific strengths and weaknesses of my own field of psychology. In fact I have just written a third book, which will appear later in the year. Psychology is very much a science, but the topics I cover in my books are not always the same as those I have written about in The Science Bit.
Likewise, I briefly blogged over on Psychology Today, but I never found that too satisfying (for one thing, the intensity of copy-editing — indeed, sub-editing — by the PT bosses was a little too much for comfort at times).
And, you know, I have views on stuff.
Therefore, I have started an additional blog for pursuing comments and observations of the wider world. Science is important to the wider world, for sure, so I will continue (of course) to maintain a scientific and empirical worldview. But sometimes even scientists want to say a little more at times.
So go check it out. Attempting Boolean perspicacity, I’ve called it Not The Science Bit.
Cheers for now…
Brian Hughes is an academic psychologist and university professor in Galway, Ireland, specialising in stress, health, and the application of psychology to social issues. He writes widely on the psychology of empiricism and of empirically disputable claims, especially as they pertain to science, health, medicine, and politics.