A scholarly look at scholars’ amusing study titles

Rolf Zwaan (co-author of the Ig Nobel Prize winning study “Leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller: Posture-modulated thought“) is blogging about at amusing titles given to scholarly studies. He looks especially at his own field:

zwaanI culled amusing titles from the 2003-2012 issues of Psych Science. It was not always easy to determine what was an amusing title and what not. For example, I initially false-alarmed to this one.
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It actually is descriptive. So it may be that others would come up with a slightly different set of titles than I did. I think the differences will be small though.
In this post I will share some qualitative observations (if you want the entire list of amusing titles, just contact me).

BONUS: Of course, to see many such titles, and more, one can also dip into any issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, where issue by issue, year by year, they accrete.

UPDATE: Part 2

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