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Meta-Analysis Helps Psychologists Build Knowledge

When scientists want to know the answer to a question that’s been studied a great deal, they conduct something called a meta-analysis, pooling data from multiple studies to arrive at one combined answer. Some people think this creates a chilling effect, shutting off further inquiry. But the authors of a new paper published in Perspectives in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, write that meta-analysis actually helps scientific fields develop.... More>


Tal Yarkoni

University of Colorado at Boulder http://talyarkoni.org What does your research focus on? Most of my current research focuses on what you might call psychoinformatics: the application of information technology to […]... More>


Four Year Olds Know That Being Right is Not Enough

As they grow, children learn a lot about the world from what other people tell them. Along the way, they have to figure out who is a reliable source of information. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that when children reach around 4 years, they start noticing whether someone is actually knowledgeable or if they’re just getting the answers from someone else.... More>


Internet search engines cause poor memory, scientists claim