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There's a good chance that a bunch of the scientific ideas you’ve learned are now outdated and debunked. Here are some of the ones I feel most strongly about 👇 (1/7)
Are you an ENTP or an ISTJ? Turns out it doesn’t matter ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ The Myers-Briggs personality questionnaire has pretty poor validity & reliability. It's basically astrology. FYI, the "Big Five" is a way better personality framework. (2/7) vox.com/2014/7/15/5881… A listing of the different Myers-Briggs personality types.
You may have heard that women who live together start having their periods at the same time. Nope. This phenomenon, known as “menstrual synchrony”, is likely not real. A good review can be found here: tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108… (3/7) A picture of two women together with the caption
You know when you play peekaboo with a baby and they get really surprised when you pop out again? It's not because they thought you ceased to exist. That is, babies *do* have "object permanence". This is a holdover from Piaget's studies in the 1960s. simplypsychology.org/Object-Permane… (4/7) A diagram of a baby learning object permanence.
Are you a visual learner or a kinesthetic learner? Well, don’t worry if you don’t know, there’s no such thing as a “learning style”. We should probably stop teaching it in our schools.. (5/7) psychologicalscience.org/journals/pspi/… Three learning styles: Visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Oh, and you know how you thought there was a part of the tongue for sweet and another part for salty? Well, the tongue map is also not really a thing, and largely a historical curiosity from 1901. livescience.com/7113-tongue-ma… (6/7)
If you want more, this recent thread is packed full of faulty ideas that annoy people (like the fact that people think natural = safe, or that civilization has doubled the human lifespan) (7/7)
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