This is a linkpost for https://putanumonit.com/2018/09/07/the-scent-of-bad-psychology/
Inspired by the psychology replication quiz, I've come up with four rules to tell bullshit studies in psychology from real ones:
1. The rule of antisignificance
2. The rule of Taleb's grandma
3. The rule of multiplicity
4. The rule of silicone boobs
And finally, a reason why this could mean that there's a brighter future for good psychology research.
Why not post the full article, especially since this is your own blog?
I usually cross-post the entire article if:
1. It's related to rationality and the sort of thing I would post to LW if I didn't have Putanumonit.
2. It doesn't have a lot of images and tables I'll have to reload and reformat.
3. I'm not too lazy.
This time, the fault was mostly with #3.
Pedantic correction: silicone, not silicon. Perhaps silicon boobs would be interesting to a hypothetical (Too-)Friendly AI, but most humans would not find them appealing.
[EDITED to fix a typo.]
I never even noticed that those are two different things! This was not a typo, it was a glaring hole in my education. Thank you for filling it up.
Oh, and pedantic correction: you misspelled *silicone* with an extra *l*.
Mistyped rather than misspelled (or, depending on how you prefer to define those things, misspelled by mistyping). Anyway, I'll fix it; thanks.