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"Our times have demonstrated what it means when the gates of the psychic underworld are thrown open. Things whose enormity nobody could have imagined in the idyllic innocence of the first decade of our century have happened & have turned the world upside down." ~C.G. Jung, CW 18
"Ever since, the world has remained in a state of schizophrenia. … No wonder the Western world feels uneasy, for it does not know how much it plays into the hands of the uproarious underworld and what it has lost through the destruction of its numinosities." ~C.G. Jung, CW 18
"It has lost its moral and spiritual values to a very dangerous degree. Its moral and spiritual tradition has collapsed, and has left a worldwide disorientation and dissociation." ~C.G. Jung, CW 18, par. 581
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Extravagant success of Ashkenazi #Jews in wide range of intellectual domains serves as solid refutation to already exhausted #woke narrative of oppression, victimhood, & intersectionality. Why?/1

#IQ #psychology #intelligenceresearch #groupdifferences
"In the first half of the 20th century, despite pervasive and continuing social discrimination against Jews throughout the Western world, despite the retraction of legal rights, and despite the Holocaust, Jews won 14 % of Nobel Prizes in literature, chemistry, physics..."/2
"..., and medicine/physiology. In the second half of the 20th century, when Nobel Prizes began to be awarded to people from all over the world, that figure rose to 29 %. So far, in the 21st century, it has been 32 %. Jews constitute ~0.2 % of the world’s population."/3
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THREAD: just published my latest (& perhaps last) debunking #autogynephilia essay: "Autogynephilia, Ad Hoc Hypotheses, and Handwaving." feel free to share it & give it lots of "claps" (up to 50, I think)! it's a long read, but I'll share excerpts below...…
...I've written about this zombified theory many times before – a few of my most pertinent essays are found in this link. unfortunately, even though it's been disproven, people keep citing & promoting it. so I have taken one last proverbial stab at it...…
...the latest essay is a follow up to my previous essay "Making Sense of #Autogynephilia Debates", which explains a lot of the basics, plus why some ppl still find the theory compelling even though most scientists & sexologists have moved on...…
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I see a lot of ongoing debate, and some snark, about people pivoting into #COVIDー19 related research, particularly in #psychology. As the PI of a lab working on one of these projects, here is a thread on my thoughts:
First off, I totally get the snark. Academics are like baby ducklings. Someone gets a Nobel Prize or a Nature paper on something, a year later there are 300 new projects on that topic. VSS last year was Deep Learn All the Things. No doubt that we love a good bandwagon.
When I first started seeing psychology papers rolling out, my first reaction was a) mild jealousy at being so incredibly productive at a time when my brain was in complete failure mode and b) mild ire at what seemed, at first, a bit opportunistic.
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I coauthored an article in @jegcec1 with @JaZBur where we surveyed teachers and non-teachers about their knowledge of human intelligence. The results were not surprising . . . but still disappointing.
#psychology #edutwitter…
First the good news. On several fundamental topics, the sample was generally correct. Large majorities of both groups believe:
✅Logical thought is part of intelligence
✅Men and women have equal avg IQs
✅Brain dmg can lower IQ
✅Abstract thinking is part of intelligence
For two groups that aren't psychologists, that's a pretty good grasp of the basics about intelligence. 👍

The results for the non-teachers, only 35.9% of whom have had a college-level #psychology course, are especially encouraging.
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#psychologist - what does the CMS
#telehealth waiver means for you, your practice, and #Medicare Patients? An @APAPractice thread...…
Great news = #Medicare patients can now receive telehealth care in their homes or ANY health care facility during the #coronavirus emergency.
#psychologist practice location was not restricted. We expect this means that psychologists can practice telehealth out of their homes, and we have contacted @CMSGov to confirm.
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3 perspectives to evaluate solutions to a problem:

#problemsolving #thoughtexperiment
Case 1: commuters complain of long waits for trains

- Use technology to increase speed of trains
- Use economics to increase the number of trains
- Use psychology to display the wait time for the next train
Case 2: shoppers complain of high prices

- Use technology to improve products
- Use economics to reduce input costs
- Use psychology to offer discounts on list price
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Some rare #psychology books plus #Camus
On right, there is a photo of a book entitled Ego Function of by Heurvich & 2 others. Heurvich Beck’s first psychoanalytic training case. Instead of practicing psychoanalysis on Heurvich, Beck thought it best 4 them to co-author a study & was booted fr analytic training 4 it. 2/x
Beck cried injustice & blamed analytic institute for kicking him out for not liking research. This story is horse shit. His research was supposed to analysis not dual relationship. #CBTWorks #AaronBeck
cc: @AllenFrancesMD 3/3
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Psychologists are supposed to care. Yet when one reads a good deal of our insulated ideas, we often come across as a gated community. We create silos of self-congratulatory feedback loops devoid of ecological authenticity.
Experience in its multi-layered…
From beginning of American history, people with disabilities have been a part of our country. Often segregated and ignored, disability community has fought4equality, inclusion&access2American dream.... It’s time4us to acknowledge that disability rights are civil rights Sanders
a society that does not center the voices and needs of people with disabilities has yet to fulfill its most basic obligations."
Senator Bernie Sanders
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Morning Twitter! I'm @HefferNaomi, Ri Digital Intern and PhD student @UniofBath where I study multisensory perception 👁️👂
I'm taking over @Ri_Science this morning to talk about the power of biological motion #perception #emotion #psychology #neuroscience
Motion is an extremely powerful social signal that we use to attribute intentions to others. From the still image we see only simple shapes, but by adding motion, we automatically start attributing emotions and purposes to the ‘characters’.
To me, the large triangle seemed like a bit of a bully😡, the small triangle a victim😱, and the circle wanted to help but was hiding in fear. This just shows the vast amount of social information we can ascertain from simple motion.
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I dove into the FEC data, and it's pretty clear:

Grassroots health professional donors far prefer Sanders and Warren to Biden and Buttigieg. 1/
For doctors, donations went mostly to Warren and Sanders, with Sanders slightly receiving more.

Buttigieg received a substantial portion.

Biden received very little.

#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter
@darakass @DrDooleyMD @AbdulElSayed @DrSriram @DoctorsforPete @Docs_4_Bernie To me this corroborates the polls which show that while medical trade groups/guilds/professional societies might not support policies like #MedicareForAll, grassroots doctors feel differently. 3/
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While the expression #FOMO or "Fear of Missing Out" is widely used, the "Desire of Missing Out" a.k.a. DOMO is not. Perhaps it is taboo but DOMO is likely more common than most people think. [THREAD 1/]
#Millennial lexicon, i.e., FOMO, has normalized the need to belong (Baumeister & Leary, 1995) or what is known as affiliation motivation (McClelland, Koestner, & Weinberger, 1989) in academic psychology.
Clinical as well as social and personality #psychologists have long recognized the need to belong as a key dimension of human motivation and central to conceptions of personality functioning. 3/
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On Wednesday, July 17, at a Donald Trump re-election rally in North Carolina, a crowd of people chanted “send her back” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D – Minn) and her country of origin, Somalia, from which she escaped as a refugee when she was a child. [THREAD 1/]
The media has been ablaze with news articles covering this event since. 2/
A recent article published in The Atlantic pointed out that the specific phrase “send her back” is listed on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) official webpage as an example of discrimination based on national origin if a co-worker or boss use the same phrase. 3/
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The internet asked for it, and so we shall (hopefully) provide: A diverse expert registry for psychological science. I unveil to you the "DEEP Database" - Diverse Expertise Exists in Psychology. There are many things needed to be successful and I need your help! #PsychScience 1/n
The purpose of the database is to provide easy access to experts in psychology who rep: #PoC, #IndigenousScholar, #LGBTQ, the gender continuum, a unique voice that often goes unheard. Modeled after @womenalsoknow @POCalsoknow etc. 2/n
@womenalsoknow @POCalsoknow To get this database up & running, I need: (1) a few folks to serve as an executive committee, who will create a mission statement and moderate submissions, (2) money!!! (turns out building this sort of thing isn't cheap, more on this later), and (3) a vote on a logo. 3/n
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SFI President David Krakauer introduces our annual board of trustees symposium on New #Complexity #Economics - follow this thread for live coverage of talks by @EricBeinhocker @AKStanger @ole_b_peters @JacksonmMatt @cmoncap & W. Brian Arthur today...
"I think we have to be aware that we're not just discussing financial systems. We are discussing the future of the stability of the planet."

- David Krakauer
on #Complexity #Economics
"What is the #economy? I would argue that it doesn't exist in the physical world. It is a product of our #imagination. It is made out of #ideas. It does have an effect on the physical world. But the imagined order that we have is not succeeding."

- @EricBeinhocker
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#VOLTAS on 30M

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just published a long but thorough piece: "Making Sense of #Autogynephilia Debates." It's an "explainer" that makes several novel points. here's the "friend link" (no paywall) – pls share & give lots of "claps" (up to 50!) so others will see it!… #trans
1st two sections are reviews of arguments & evidence against #autogynephilia theory (old hat for some). the novel part is the last section, where I explain the many underlying rationales & ideologies that lead ppl to find the theory compelling, despite lack of scientific validity
...I will share excerpts from the piece on this thread tomorrow, so stay tuned! in the meantime, if you appreciate this work, and the fact that I make pieces like this freely available, please consider supporting me on Patreon!…
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I just finished reading Shewach et al.'s (in press) meta-analysis of 181 stereotype threat effect sizes (total n = 10,436), published in @APA_Journals's JOURNAL OF APPLIED #PSYCHOLOGY. And it is sobering. 1/…
@APA_Journals First, the strongest effect sizes are found in the stereotype threat studies with the least realistic conditions. As the results get more realistic, the ST effect grows weaker. Studies in real-world settings show zero effect. 2/
@APA_Journals Most stereotype threat studies use low-stakes tests; examinees are likely unmotivated. As they get more motivated, the effect drops. Paying people for good scores eliminates ST.

Stereotype threat probably doesn't generalize to high-stakes tests w/motivated examinees. 3/
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In #psychology, many (or most?) studies are based on data gathered from an exclusively Western cultural context. For example, in an English writing course, the professor had a topic about what male facial features women are most attracted to.
The conclusion of the study he used is that women are most attracted to squarely, hypermasculine facial features. I was like "Eh? Hardly any woman raised in East Asia would be attracted to facial features of that sort. And the professor was ethnic Chinese.
Judging from his look and the way he talked, though, he was the thoroughly assimilated sort. Tons of ethnic Chinese born in Canada, on the other hand, speak Mandarin so fluently without accent that you literally can't tell they were born there.
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Evaluative criteria is key to resolving replicability crises in social psychology. "This is interesting" & "This is conclusive" are, obviously, not the same. I think it recommends the recalibration of standards we use to determine & judge reliability and conclusions. #psychology
At face value, the common logical fault of "jumping to conclusions" is a first mistake, not, perhaps so much on the part of a study, if it admits inconclusive results, but of a reader looking for support of a pet theory or hypothesis.
Another logical fault, "appeal to authority", can also be operating in an evaluative process. It relates to the previous fault in statements like, "Look, a published study, it must be authoritative." This compound error skips over disclaimers that reject claims of conclusion.
Read 8 tweets… A meta-analysis of 14 RCTs 🙄 for #BPD found that Treatment As Usual (TAU) helped a bit, Major finding given that #TAU is meant to be a control/inert treatment in #RCTs. This finding suggests more #research on the nature of TAU is needed. Brand new study!
While on the topic of meta-analyses, let it be known that once upon a time not very long ago (ca. 2006) in the world of academic #psychology, meta-analyses were looked down upon: /3
not experimental; boring; gl getting a tenure track job w a meta-analytic research program. Things have change and they are now the rage it seems. 3/3
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My next #APA2019 presentation is from David MacKinnon: "Modern Causal Inference and Third-Variable Effects." #psychology
MacKinnon: As the number of variables increases, the number of possible relationships among them increases exponentially.

#APA2019 #psychology
MacKinnon explains the difference between mediators, confounders, and colliders. #APA2019 #psychology

Confounder: a causal variable that needs to be controlled for to understand true X&Y relationship.
Collider: a variable caused by X&Y. Don't adjust from colliders!
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Hey @guardian @guardianscience This would be a really interesting dialogue to continue if you opened it up to the majority of researchers who don’t support the PACE trial and have good relationships with patients, instead of just giving Sharpe a platform.…
There are so many flaws in Sharpe’s argument that I won’t be able to cover them all myself (due to ME), but for one, his attempt to differentiate between ME and CFS to justify their work when he knows full well that in practice it is all considered the same. @guardianscience
This means that if you are anywhere on the spectrum including #SevereME (see #SevereMEday yesterday) with extreme exercise intolerance, then you can be put forward for CBT/GET, and actually many Severe patients were formerly moderate before these “treatments” @guardianscience
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Just finished reading the big UK mindset training study. It's extremely well designed:
✅Randomized control study
✅Sample size >4000
✅High treatment fidelity
✅High statistical power
✅Controlled for cluster sampling…
And here are the results... Mindset training had ZERO impact on any of the dependent variables:
❌Reading achievement
❌Writing mechanics
❌Math achievement
❌Test anxiety
That 0 of 7 DV's that mindset changed.
You would think that if mindset training were useful, then it would improve SOMETHING. Nope. Mindset theory had 7 chances and struck out each time. #education #edutwitter #psychology
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