Evaluating Psychology Research
Many famous psychological studies cannot be reproduced.
Studies in psychology often find different results. Even in fields like medicine, where one might think there to be a direct relationship between the intervention being tested and its effects, results can vary.
For example, a study found that drinking one glass of orange juice a day could increase a person’s risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 18 percent. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, however, found that drinking 100% juice reduced the risk for several chronic diseases, including cancer.
But many think the situation is worse in psychology.
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