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Does psychology have a conflictofinterest problem

first_imgGeneration Z has made Jean Twenge a lot of money. As a psychologist at San Diego State University in California, she studies people born after the mid-1990s, the YouTube-obsessed group that spends much of its time on Instagram, Snapchat and other social-media platforms. Thanks to smartphones and sharing apps, Generation Z has grown up to be more narcissistic, anxious and depressed than older cohorts, she argues. Twenge calls them the ‘iGen’ generation, a name she says she coined. And in 2010, she started a business, iGen Consulting, “to advise companies and organizations on generational differences based on her expertise and research on the topic”. Twenge has “spoken at several large corporations including PepsiCo, McGraw-Hill, nGenera, Nielsen Media, and Bain Consulting”, one of her websites notes. She delivers anything from 20-minute briefings to half-day workshops, and is also available to speak to parents’ groups, non-profit organizations and educational establishments. In e-mail exchanges, she declined to say how much she earns from her advisory work, but fees for star psychologists can easily reach tens of thousands of dollars for a single speech, and possibly much more, several experts told Nature. Twenge’s academic papers don’t mention her paid speeches and consulting. Yet that stands in stark contrast to the conflict-of-interest (COI) guidelines issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), an influential organization whose standards have been widely adopted by many medical and some psychology journals. Those guidelines say that such ‘personal fees’ should be declared as potential COIs in research papers because readers should be made aware of any financial interests that they might perceive as potentially influencing the findings.center_img Twenge is not a lone outlier; an analysis for this article found that several well-known academic psychologists do paid speeches and consultancy work and don’t declare them in their research papers. Many editors and psychologists say that this is fine and is standard behaviour. They argue that this kind of income should not count as a COI and that psychology should not be held to the norms of medical science. “Speaking fees and consultancies would not be obvious conflicts of interest, unlike, say, evaluating a drug produced by a company in which one holds stock, since there would not seem to be incentives aligned with making one claim versus another,” says Steven Pinker, a well-known author and psychologist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who can also be booked for speaking engagements. Read the whole story: Naturelast_img read more

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first_imgThat much is true, it will be reported.At any rate, Bidwill said it’s no secret that the team has discussed the possibility with Glendale, which would point to camp being held at University of Phoenix Stadium.But, Bidwill cautioned, there is still plenty that needs to be worked out before moving camp to Glendale would become a reality.Until then it’s only a possibility, which only came about because NAU has made some changes. “We’re in a situation where — and the same thing up in Flagstaff, they made some adjustments,” Bidwill said. “They smartly made the decision to open up their premium locker room to move us back into, because a couple of years ago they moved it out and that was a terribly bad decision.”Bidwill said that decision led the team to re-evaluate having camp in Flagstaff, and added he understands how important it is for the city’s economy that the team hold camp up north. “We recognize that; it’s an important football training activity for us plus an important fan development activity for us and so we needed to have those conversations with them,” he said. “So I think here in the coming weeks we should probably have a decision not too far from now.” For the last 23 years, Flagstaff, Arizona has been the Arizona Cardinals’ training camp home.The cooler weather, beautiful setting and accommodations from Northern Arizona University have made it an ideal setting.Yet, the Cardinals may be moving camp somewhere else in 2013.“We’re talking to the city of Flagstaff, NAU, the city of Glendale,” Bidwill told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday. “We’re not ready to make a decision at this stage, but we’re probably weeks away and when we do I’m sure you guys will be reporting it right away.” Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments   Share   – / 77 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Michael Bidwill, Team President of the Arizona Cardinals Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more