Silly predictable bullshit that passes as ‘social science’… you can judge a paper by its title

February 5, 2018 § Leave a comment

http://andrewgelman.com/2018/02/04/36072/

…the social-psychology-article template, with features such as a double-barreled title with catchy phrase followed by a deterministic claim (“Poisoned Praise: Discounted Praise Backfires and Undermines Subordinate Impressions in the Minds of the Powerful”) and a lead-off celebrity quote (“Flattery and knavery are blood relations. — Abraham Lincoln”).

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