Science

Forty-one international scientists have signed a declaration supporting Cochrane’s decision to withdraw its controversial review of exercise therapy in ME/CFS

And I’m one of them. This is important not least because of claims appearing over the weekend that Cochrane pulled its controversial review due to pressure from brain-addled trouble-making “patient activitists,” rather than for scientific reasons. Claims that Cochrane had been harassed were made not by Cochrane themselves, but, rather, […]

‘Psychology in Crisis’ is now available

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 Click here to view on Amazon.com Click here to view on Amazon.in Click here to view on Amazon.co.jp Click here […]

I want to propose a new “Moral Panic Disorder” diagnosis to deal with all this hysteria about gaming and screen time

It is really getting pretty out of hand. Epidemic proportions, I’d say. Pete Etchells sets out the debate on so-called “Gaming disorder” in this thread on Twitter. It’s well worth reading in full and in detail: Right. I was hoping to write something for the blog this week about the […]

If nobody can lie, then truth ceases to exist

This happened last night: Host Claire Byrne’s opening line revealed what, in retrospect, might kindly be seen as something of a naive ambition: Tonight, everything you need to know about next week’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment. Wow, Claire. Everything I need to know? I mean, everything??? Let’s just say […]

Begging-the-question, conjecture, anecdote, false equivalence, and a non sequitur: those five reasons for raising the Digital Age of Consent

Cormac Ryan has been tweeting about the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and their letter to the government on the Digital Age of Consent. Its worrying that a group of medical professionals, charged with the care of children, would publicly state that they base their position on conjecture, supposition, […]

I will be attempting to “Move psychological science forward” in Nottingham on Wednesday night

But I won’t be doing so single-handedly, thank goodness. The kind folks at the British Psychological Society have asked me to be a panellist at their Fringe Event, on the opening night of their Annual Conference. I’ve got five minutes to pitch my solution to psychology’s various problems. Five minutes. […]