January 22, 2013

Examining Amusing Titles in Scientific Research

Rolf Zwaan, Rolf Zwaan


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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.

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TAGGED: Scientific Journals, Psychology, Ig Nobel Prize

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