Here it is. I think it is pretty self-explanatory (nonetheless, I have added some additional context below the fold): Date: Sep 11, 2019To: <Fiona Godlee>, Editor in Chief, BMJRE: BMJ’s … Continue Reading My letter to the BMJ on its “ambiguous editorial commitment to scientific rigour”
Here I am discussing psychology, the replication crisis, medical error, CFS/ME, the PACE Trial, political collapse, human extinction, and more… ‘Medical Error Interviews’ is a podcast out of Canada, hosted … Continue Reading Psychology in Crisis: My interview with the ‘Medical Error’ podcast
I will be speaking in Belfast tonight, at the Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI annual conference, on the topic of human factors in ME/CFS research. Here’s one of my … Continue Reading Human Factors in ME/CFS research
About the Author Imprint: 2018 Psychology in Crisis Author: Brian M. Hughes Publisher: Palgrave, London ISBN-10: 1352003007 ISBN-13: 978-1352003000 Click here to view on Palgrave Macmillan Click here to view on Amazon.co.uk … Continue Reading ‘Psychology in Crisis’ is now available
Alright, there really is no humble way of putting this. My new book [*blush*], having been trailed as “imminent” for several months, is now officially available. In all good booksellers, as … Continue Reading ‘Rethinking Psychology’ is now available
I’ve posted a piece at Psychology Today on the methodological problems surrounding Britain’s new alcohol consumption guidelines: The UK government has published new guidelines on healthy alcohol consumption and, yes, as might be predicted, … Continue Reading On alcohol guidelines and social desirability
Here are the slides from my talk at the PSI Early Graduate Group conference yesterday. The theme of the conference was ‘The Place of Psychology’ so I fashioned a talk entitled ‘The … Continue Reading Regarding the point of psychology…
It’s early January. That time when other people’s New Year’s resolutions mean that you get lots of emails. About really important stuff that you simply must deal with, like, immediately. … Continue Reading Some pieces and bits
So, let’s take it from the top: Men’s and women’s brains really are different. No they’re not. This study did not look at anybody’s brains, nor did it compare the brains of one … Continue Reading That story on sex differences in the brain, line by line
Is it me, or are sample sizes just getting smaller? I mean, last time round we had that scare story warning us that the art of parenting is being destroyed by smartphones — … Continue Reading Stop Press: Some kids are crap at computer games, one chimp is not
I’ve concluded that they’re right. Mobile phones DO addle the brain. They DO interfere with competent cognition. They DO cause people to become rambling, incoherent, and negligent thinkers, and to talk ever-more-ridiculous … Continue Reading Won’t somebody *please* think of the validity?
Critics of science regularly suggest that applying empiricism to life serves to deny human beings their true dignity. Very frequently you hear complaints about sociologists, psychologists, and health scientists “treating … Continue Reading Embarrassing scenes from science history: Apartheid in ’85 “not all bad”…methodologically speaking
As we all know, the old days were the best. You know. Ye olden days. This is what I thought when I received this tweet alert from @ClaireMcCallion earlier today: … Continue Reading American Psychological Association promotes pseudotherapies. Again.
Here are the slides from my lecture from the other week to the Psychological Society at the National University of Ireland, Galway. It’s all about how psychologists — academics in … Continue Reading “Psychology’s Starting Positions”
So, I’ve concluded that we might as well give up on trying to spread the word about the correlation-causation fallacy. People just don’t seem to be getting it. I do … Continue Reading Correlation? Causation? YOU decide! (It’s as good an approach as any…)
Well, kind of. Here is a video of the keynote lecture I gave as part of the #celt12 ‘Written Word’ conference held last June in Galway, Ireland. Why not set aside … Continue Reading At last: “Science Bit–The MOVIE!”