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Gillian McKeith

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Ben Goldacre on Gillian McKeith:

http://www.badscience.net/2007/02/ms-gillian-mckeith-banned-from-calling-herself-a-doctor/

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Written by daijones

September 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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Further vs Higher Education

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Nothing to do with psychology, but I’m really very glad that Higher Education is nothing like Further Education, I could never cope with all those rules!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8292429.stm

Written by daijones

September 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

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“Gene for gullibility”

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September 11, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Subliminal sexual imagery

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This letter is class. There was a wave of this kind of identification of subliminal sexual imagery in advertising in the 70s, like the idea that Ritz crackers had the word “sex” embedded in them. It’s well detailed in the book “Ad Nauseum”. Really, when people see such “subliminal messages”, they reveal more about themselves than anything else. The good Reverend writing here has got some real problems…

http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2010/02/subliminal_cigarette.html

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September 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm

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“Neuromarketing”?!!

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September 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm

The commonness of freak occurrences

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Great piece on how apparently freaky events really aren’t that freaky

http://www.badscience.net/2010/02/guns-dont-kill-people-puppies-do/

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September 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

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Sex addiction?

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Nice piece on why the notion of sex addiction is nonsense:

http://www.drpetra.co.uk/blog/on-tiger-woods-the-media-and-sex-addiction/

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September 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

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