Detecting Baloney in Psychological Science: The Importance of Scientific Thinking

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Science / Technology - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, May 14, 2020
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Alpharetta Branch Library
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Cost: Free
Description: This talk will describe barriers to effectively discerning truth from fiction and how one might begin to cultivate scientific thinking to effectively detect baloney. This will be discussed in the context of psychological science, including psychological interventions. For example, how to use scientific thinking to evaluate claims made by the article that hit your Facebook feed on the hot new therapy for anxiety. It is hoped that attendees will leave with an understanding of the importance of scientific thinking tools as safeguards against the strong pull of baloney.

No registration necessary. For additional information, please contact Jeff S. Stinson at or call 404-613-6735.

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Created: March 9, 2020 at 3:57 PM

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