Annals of Improbable Research JAN | FEB 2020 (vol 26, number 1)

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Special Issue: Psychology

— 14 Bonus pages! —
Creepiness Research
They Judge
Aggressive Roaring

The features marked with a star (*) are based entirely on material taken straight from standard research (and other Official and Therefore Always Correct) literature. Many of the other articles are genuine, too, but we don’t know which ones.


Special Section: Psychology

Psychology Research Review*
Brain Research: Barefoot Memory, Morals, Bungee*
Competence Research: Death Basketball, Reading, Dementia in Cars*
Judgment Research: Seeing Clothes, Romantic Intelligence*
Stress and Provocation: Cold Shirt, News Blinks, Finger Salute
Happiness, Fairness, Nothing*
National Psychology: German Sense of Humor, National Non-Touching*
Staring Research Review*

Improbable Research*

Stupidity & Incompetence Research: What Is Stupid?*
Fakery & Self-Deception: Authentic Fakery, Convince Yourself*
Smoking / Drinking / Drugs: Drunks’ Awareness of Their Drunkenness*
Icky Habits Research*

Improbable Research Reviews

Medical: Attractiveness, Lemons, Double Dentures*
Ig® and Beyond: Talent/Luck, Mobile Phone Heritability*
May We Recommend: An Expensive $5**
Improbable Research: Wigs in Roads,Fish in Coffee Press

News & Notes

AIR Vents (letters from our readers): Bed 13
Ig Nobel Limericks: Toast and Brains, Night Owls and Psychopaths*
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

A painting, of unknown provenance, that can be used to provoke psychological reactions in viewers. Photo: B. Petschek.

On the Back Cover

Reproduction of a portion of a report written by Franz Kafka while working for an insurance company, displayed in the Kafka Museum in Prague. Photo: A.S. Kaswell.