For many social scientists, deceptive research methods are accepted as a necessary evil. This fascinating article in from The Atlantic highlights the depth of the challenge.
Strangely and ironically it takes a satirist to tell the truth, and of course, academics now study the phenomenon.
From Washington Post:
Nation, our so-called universities are in big trouble, and not just because attending one of them leaves you … Read more
Some innovative research shows that we are generally more inclined to cheat others if we are clad in counterfeit designer clothing or carrying faux accessories.
From Scientific American:
Let me tell you the story of my debut into the world … Read more
In 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can be treated as people, assigning companies First Amendment rights under the Constitution. So, it’s probably only a matter of time before a real person legally marries (and divorces) a corporation. … Read more
Researchers Kim B. Serota, Timothy R. Levine, and Franklin J. Boster of Michigan State University examined the distribution of lying in a fascinating study of 1,000 U.S adults, in 2010. They found that 6 in 10 people reported telling no … Read more