The concept of evidence-based practice has been widely misunderstood. A new, widely distributed essay perpetuates still more misconceptions about the role of science in the selection and evaluation of psychotherapies.
It's that time of the year again - losing football teams are firing their coaches. But will it help? Probably not. Like many erroneous inferences in life, including jinxes, they may be falling prey to a cognitive illusion - the regression fallacy.
Recent negative findings regarding the genetic and environmental influences on depression may have left some discouraged. But these findings show psychological science working at its best - and highlight a rare case in which the news media got things right.
We've recently witnessed yet another new entry into the seemingly never-ending parade of autism fads - Lupron. Will the fate of this one be any different from the others? There is ample reason for skepticism.