Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: research methods

CAUTION: Spin Ahead! There is No Evidence That Psychostimulants Reduce the...

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Debunking a recent study on ADHD and COVID-19: It suffers from a series of manipulations and spins that are inappropriate in scientific research that aspires to objectivity and that aims to reveal truths.

Sodium Nitroprusside Shows No Efficacy in Schizophrenia Treatment

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Researchers question biases of preliminary trials that found that sodium nitroprusside, an antihypertensive drug, has positive effects on schizophrenia symptoms.

The Impact of Regression to the Mean in Psychiatric Drug Studies

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Could the statistical phenomenon of regression to the mean be responsible for the dramatic effects of placebo—as well as the supposed effectiveness of some psychiatric drugs?

Critical Psychologist On How Scientific Research Can Influence Public Policy

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Critical participatory action research conducted on the higher education programs offered in prison leads to mobilized advocacy and shifts in public policy.

Researchers Can’t Predict Whether Childhood ADHD Will Impact Adult Functioning

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New research has found that a childhood ADHD diagnosis is not predictive of adult functioning in boys.

Researchers Question Findings of Some Correlational Studies

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In a new study, researchers argue that correlational studies may not sufficiently account for alternative explanations, and offer suggestions for mitigating this danger.

Estimates of Depression Prevalence are Exaggerated, Study Finds

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New research demonstrates that common methods for estimating depression prevalence lead to overestimation and exaggerated statistics.

Psychological Research Fails to Capture Human Diversity, Researchers Call for Action

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Data demonstrate an overreliance of non-representative and non-diverse sampling biases in psychological research.