Testing receptivity to pseudo-profound bullshit [new study]

The 2016 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Gordon Pennycook, James Allan Cheyne, Nathaniel Barr, Derek Koehler, and Jonathan Fugelsang for their scholarly study called “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit”. Reference: “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit” in Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 10, No. 6, November 2015, pp. 549–563. Since […]

Social Media + BS

“What does the future hold for social media and bullshit?” asks professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Univ. Oxford, UK) in a new communication published in the journal Social Media + Society (“An online, open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal deeply committed to advancing the understanding of social media and its impact on societies past, present and future.”) The […]