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Balance where it really counts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 June 2004

Nicholas Epley*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA02138http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~epley/
Leaf Van Boven*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO80309-0345http://www.psych.colorado.edu/~vanboven/
Eugene M. Caruso*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA02138http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~epley/

Abstract:

A balanced approach that considers human strengths and weaknesses will lead to a more flattering set of empirical findings, but will distract researchers from focusing on the mental processes that produce such findings and will diminish the practical implications of their work. Psychologists ought to be doing research that is theoretically informative and practically relevant, exactly as they are doing.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2004

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