Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weird Psychology Studies: That's Not Necessarily So

"10 Weird Psychology Studies: Vote Now For Your Favourite!"
PsyBlog (undated: possibly posted this week)

"Psychologists are skilled at inventing unusual tests of human thought and behaviour, but some research is pretty weird. Over the past few months I've been examining some of the weirdest studies around. There's research into psychic dogs, invasions from Mars, the antidepressant properties of semen, pigeon-guided missiles and men's urination.

"Have a read and then vote below for the study to be crowned PsyBlog's official 'weirdest' study.

"1. Don't Stand So Close to Me..."

Even if you don't vote, I think it's a fun read.

About the term "weird," though. So much depends on what's meant.

Professor J. Allan Hobson's use of his own (unplanned) stroke, to study brain function, may be "weird" in that it's an unusual event. But that's not the adjective I'd apply.

But I'm being picky.



A tip of the hat to crpitt and drcmblake, on Twitter, for the heads-up on this post.

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