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Is Social Science Really Experiencing a Crisis?

April 25, 2019

Mainstream media frequently cover findings from
psychological research, but until recently, the field itself was rarely the
subject of intense public scrutiny. That has changed in recent years amid a
so-called “replication crisis” – a pattern of researchers publishing findings
that turn out to be hard for others to confirm. This pattern is actually not
new, and calling it a crisis may be overblown, according to psychologists Joseph Lee Rodgers and Patrick Shrout.

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FABBS Releases Two More Videos – Does Cognitive Science Improve Cancer Detection and Stroke Recovery?

April 12, 2019

FABBS has released two more videos in its “Cognitive Psychology in the Real World” series. These videos provide examples of how cognitive science keeps us safe and healthy in our daily lives.

One of the new videos is “Can
Cognitive Science Help Detect Cancer?” which explains how the science of
visual attention used in conjunction with computer-aided technologies help
radiologists detect breast cancer. The video features Rachel Brem, MD, Director
of Breast Imaging

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Benevolent Sexism Keeps Women from Success in Career and Home

November 16, 2018

Increasingly women are encouraged to pursue STEM careers, but as a society, we still expect these women to buy the groceries, raise the children and do the laundry. Why does it have to be so hard for women to be happy and successful in both their career and family life?

“Both men and women should enjoy career and relationship success,” states Nickola C. Overall, Ph.D., co-author of How Intimate Relationships Contribute to Gender Inequality: Sexist Attitudes Encourage

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Why Affirmative Action Isn’t Sufficient to Counter Racial Bias

The last few years have seen emotional conversations about race in America, including the role of racial bias in the criminal justice system. Despite the important issues these conversations have raised, we may not be paying enough attention to how variations in skin tone and other physical features affect different degrees of bias even within racial groups, according to Keith Maddox and Jennifer Perry.

In an article for Policy Insights from the Behavioral Sciences, the researchers summarize

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