Specifically, the dissertation puts forward some data suggesting that comments on papers are good for outcomes, especially when those comments are long, contain more negation terms, and get more replies. Also it suggests that there is a small but significant positive correlation between the number of Tweets about a topic and the number of contradictory terms in those Tweets.
The Jewels are two studies, one across fields of study in one publisher (PLoS), and one across publishers in one science (Psychology), showing that scientists and psychologists study more negative topics, more often.
Overall the results suggest that there are applications for psychological theory within the context of science, and that psychology can be utilized to understand how science works, and how science *should* work.
If you buy the book, you are supporting me and my science, and there is a big thank you for that. I would be happy to sign or personalize it when you see me. :) :D
Always remember: they killed Jesus and put Galileo in prison.
ps. please be aware that there are some small formatting issues at the end. I couldn't get them gone in the formatting, also the page numbers, as you will see. In my proofs to them they're ok (see psycharxiv). Maybe in the future I can fix it and it will make this version even more rare ^_^:D i dont know, #dissonancereduction
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About the Author
I am a general thinker, and look to apply the theories and meaning frameworks I have learned about/ developed to societal problems.
The idea is to develop solutions, though often, as was the case with this book, I found that I first have to convince people that the tools I suggest can be useful in even understanding the problem. Thus my dissertation, here, was written to demonstrate that psychology, especially Festinger's 1950 Dissonance Theory, can be utilized to understand how science functions, and how it should function.