January 22, 2013
Examining Amusing Titles in Scientific Research
Rolf Zwaan, Rolf Zwaan
I recently wrote a post about amusing article titles, pointing to a tendency in the current psychological literature (and proposal as well in other fields) to blur the boundaries between scientific and popular scientific discourse. Here I want to discuss this trend in more detail.
I want to start by saying that I’m not immune to this trend myself. I managed to resist it until 2004 but more than half of my 2012 articles had “amusing” titles.
TAGGED: scientific journals, psychology, Ig Nobel prize