Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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Quotation of the Day for October 22, 2013

"For me, the real question is not about Fredrickson or Losada or Seligman," Sokal says. "It's about the whole community. Why is it that no one before Nick-and I mean Nick was a first semester part-time Master's student, at, let's be honest, a fairly obscure university in London who has no particular training in mathematics-why is it that no one realized this stuff was bullshit? Where were all the supposed experts?"

- Alan Sokol, who collaborated on a paper (Complex Dynamics of Wishful Thinking) with psychology student Nick Brown exposing the bad mathematics behind the positive psychology paper Positive Affect and the Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing. Both papers were published in American Psychologist.


Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Oct. 21, 2013

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