Web exclusives from CSI contributors
by Harriet Hall
June 23, 2016
In one sense it might actually make you smarter: if you can understand why its claims are questionable and can apply those lessons to other marketing claims.
June 22, 2016
A look at the history, influence, mysteries, and misconceptions about the field of genetics.
by Carrie Poppy
June 17, 2016
We just wanted to see whether the OCA would give us any special insight that other personality tests, such as the famed Myers Briggs Type Indicator, didn’t offer… As we explained that we were there to take the personality test, voluntarily, rather than being prompted on the street, her eyes grew wider.
by Tamar Wilner
June 15, 2016
Another reason why we don’t fact-check math: there’s a tendency to ascribe truthiness to a claim with numbers in it.
by Stuart Vyse
June 10, 2016
You might guess there wouldn’t be much psychological research on belief in fate, destiny, or purpose, but you’d be wrong.
by Susan Gerbic
June 9, 2016
This is a story about the wonder of science and the power of connection.
by Russ Dobler
June 8, 2016
“It’s why the skeptics’ movement was founded—to tackle the issues people think important but that mainstream science considers too ridiculous to bother with.”
by Harriet Hall
May 18, 2016
My flabber was thoroughly gasted. Apparently you sit in the jar and put water and maybe Chinese herbs into it and it is connected to 220-volt electricity.
May 17, 2016
A collection of early articles about CSICOP, compiled for our readers.
May 16, 2016
Whereas Barkun looks at the history and development of specific conspiracist narratives, Brotherton focuses on why such narratives arise in the first place and looks to psychology for those answers.