Paltering – to deceive with truthful statements

An article on the American Psychological Association website titled True lies: People who lie via telling truth viewed harshly, study finds (December 15, 2016) defines paltering: “the ability to deceive someone by telling the truth… Rather than misstating facts or failing to provide information, paltering involves actively making truthful statements to create a mistaken impression”

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What is publication bias?

from Statistics How To:

« Publication bias is when studies with positive findings are more likely to be published — and they tend to be published faster — than studies with negative findings. This means that any meta analysis or literature reviews based only on published data will be biased, so researchers should make sure to include unpublished reports in their data as well.

Published vs. Unpublished Studies

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Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition

Kaidi Wu and David Dunning wrote an article for Scientific American called Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition.

« Often, human fate rests not on what people know but what they fail to know. Often, life’s outcomes are determined by hypocognition…  Hypocognition, a term introduced to modern behavioral science by anthropologist Robert Levy, means the lack of a linguistic or cognitive representation for an object, category, or idea… [We are] hypocognitive of the numerous concepts that elude our awareness. We wander about the unknown terrains of life as novices more often than experts, complacent of what we know and oblivious to what we miss. » Continue reading “Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition”