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Psychologists Under the Bed [research study]

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

’Egocentricity’ in Adult Conversation,” is one of several studies featured in the article “Soft Is Hard: Psychologists Under the Bedfurther evidence why the ‘soft’ sciences are the hardest to do well,” which is one of the articles in the special Numbers issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of the 142 issues published so far!

The psychologists-under-the-bed-eavesdropping study is by Mary Henle and Marian B. Hubbell, published in the Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 9, no. 2, 1938, pp. 227-234.

A Million Random Digits [research study, with implied drama]

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The book A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates is appreciated in the article “A Million Random Digits,” which is one of the articles in the special Numbers issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of the 142 issues published so far!

The original, digit-laden study was published by the Rand Corporation in 1955. We so appreciate that original study that we produced this video version of our appreciation:

How to order a beer [research study, about numbers]

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

How to Order a Beer—Cultural Differences in the Use of Conventional Gestures for Numbers,” is one of several studies featured in the article “Numbers Research — research some people think they can count on,” which is one of the articles in the special Numbers issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of the 142 issues published so far!

The beer ordering study is by Simone Pika, Elena Nicoladis, and Paula Marentette, published in The Journal of CrossCultural Psychology, vol. 40, no. 1, 2009, pp. 70-80.

Special MUSIC issue of the Annals of Improbable Research

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

The special MUSIC issue (vol. 24, no. 2) of the Annals of Improbable Research is now available.

The issue’s table of contents is online. And you can obtain, at a tiny price, the full issue. The magazine is in splendid PDF form, packed with sound and fury and delight and nothing and everything. Are people bad singers? When do musicians raise their eyebrows? Music for spies, penguins, and dreams?

 

The PIZZA & POPCORN issue of the Annals of Improbable Research

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The special Pizza & Popcorn Questions issue (vol. 24, no. 1) of the Annals of Improbable Research is now available.

The issue’s table of contents is online. And you can obtain, for a pittance, the full issue. The magazine is in splendid PDF form, packed with info yet lighter by far than a feather or a popcorn kernel.

The Evolution of Popcorn” is a featured article. Lead author Russ Hodge will discuss the evolution of popcorn, when he joins the Ig Nobel EuroTour. Hodge will be part of the events in Berlin (March 19), Langen (March 21), and  Heidelberg (March 23). Come see and hear him!

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