Another famous psychology study, David Rosenhan's “On Being Sane in Insane Places,” appears to have been made up.
A lot of the against-the-system-so-crazy-you’ll-not-believe-it “studies” from the 1970s are looking more like BS. Replication crisis isn’t new. And neither is political bias.
my god, literally every intro psych textbook experiment was a lie
A famous psychology hospital study (sending sane students in to report on how they were treated when categorized as insane) that helped the push for de-institutionalization was questionably reported & probably partially fabricated
This isn't quite a debunking, but it casts serious doubt on the findings of a very influential study that helped propel the movement to end forcible hospitalization of the mentally ill (returning many to the streets who actually needed care).
Do you know what I remember from my 2003 psychology class? IATs tell us important stuff (highly criticized), Stanford Prison experiment (looks debunked), some stuff about Phineas Gage that a neurologist told me wasn't accurate, and this insanity experiment
Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar am i the only one who is starting to be really suspicious about a lot of research before the "open science/data" era? (zimbardo, marshmallow test, blind orchestra auditions too)
Stanford professor who conducted the "Being Sane in Insane Places" study seems to have fabricated a lot of it Susannah Cahalan on her upcoming book on Rosenhan - via
One of the most famous social psychology studies - a textbook classic - was probably fabricated. h/t
If somebody asks you why we need history of science...
Grrr...is it starting to seem like it's hard to tell any good/cool #psychology research studies without them turning out to be bullshit a few years later?
1970s Stanford psychology department was crawling with charismatic fabulists whose seminal works were largely bullshit
If this is true, this fraud has had catastrophic implications for thousands of mentally ill people and thousands of people who came into contact with them.
This is the man who destroyed psychiatric care in America and ensured hundreds of thousands of patients in desperate need of treatment got thrown out onto the streets. And everything he wrote was a lie.
Thread For . It's time to end the deinstitutionalization of the severely mentally ill. This is the last straw. It proves that the entire deinstitutionalization movement was based on hoaxes.
It’s very possible that the wave of deinstitutionalization in the 70’s was driven in part by a lie.
Zimbardoのスタンフォード監獄実験に続き、またも社会心理学の古典研究の信憑性に疑いの目が。今回は、精神病院潜入実験の、ローゼンハンによる"On being sane in insane places"。毎年、心理アセスメントの授業で触れるのに。。。
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Today in "Don't Trust Anything You Read in Intro Psychology Textbooks"
"Changed America" is hype no matter who says it... Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar via
In a famous 1976 experiment, Rosenhan and others posed as pseudopatients to gain admission into insane asylums, to expose how unscientific and crooked those places were. Now, turns out the study was at least partly misreported, if not fabricated
When it turns out one of the most formative pieces of social science you’ve ever read was based on false data
This version is more damning...
“His paper had an outsize impact and sparked further movements in the mental health world — helping to debunk Freudian psychoanalysis, medicalizing psychiatry and pushing for mental health patients’ rights, to name just a few”+led to deinstitutionalization
Actually her sleuthing exposed another preeminent psychologist's fraud by cherry picking data: " Harry Lando..had summed up his (psychiatry)hospitalization.. in one word: “positive.” & probably also inventing some. #antipsychiatry . Better tittle In
has written on 's article on the Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar (perhaps not the one you think)
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The Great Pretender is the new book from , author of Brain on Fire and Ambassador of the Encephalitis Society. Susannah has written an article about her book, and the inspiration behind it, in the Read now #BrainonFire #GreatPretender
What a bizarre story, told by someone who was also misdiagnosed by the psychiatric establishment. The narrative fallacy--our desire to believe in a comprehensible, ordered story rather than a messy, nuanced reality--might be our biggest pitfall.
Sensationalist but troubling, esp. for those of us who teach Rosenhan on deviance, labels, & deinstitutionalization.
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The biggest threat to the social sciences seems to be the feel-good theory.
"In disregarding Lando’s data and inventing other facts, Rosenhan missed an opportunity to create something three-dimensional, something a bit messier but more honest. Instead, he helped perpetuate a dangerous half-truth." via
That famous ‘study’ where participants went undercover as psychiatric patients (and claimed to have witnessed horrific things) was most likely filled with lies.
#NCDs #globalmentalhealth Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar via
Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar via
Another famous Stanford psychology study from 1970s seems on thin ice, and I'm not talking about the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar
This is truly astonishing. Stanford professor who changed America with just one study was also a liar via
Teaching research ethics? A new book about an interesting case study and its long-term effects on the lives of people all around the world.
Academics, shrinks, & academic shrinks
My two favorite things to read about: Swarthmore and scientific misconduct. Sounds like good material for .
More details of Rosenhan's work. The author suspects that some of the pseudo-patients in the study never existed. She also has proof that one person was dropped from the study because the data contradicted Rosenhan's thesis. #psychology
"Scientific research needs to be sound. We cannot build progress on a rotten foundation." Susannah Cahalan on the deeply flawed research of Stanford psychology and law professor David Rosenhan