‘Invented scientific studies Diederik Stapel still quoted’

That reports de Volkskrant. Diederik Stapel was a star in his field as professor of social psychology. He was also a welcome guest in television programs, but was fired by Tilburg University in 2011 after it became known that he had committed fraud on a large scale. For example, he claimed to conduct research in high schools, but in reality he fabricated research data himself.

Racism through clutter

It regularly resulted in outcomes that were highly mediagenic. For example, the thought of large pieces of meat would make people selfish. And anyone who encountered a lot of rubbish on the street would be more likely to develop racist tendencies.

Stapel’s inventions have been cited at least 115 times in scientific publications in the past five years, according to research by de Volkskrant.

Occasionally his work was referred to in the right context, namely as an example of fraud, but in most cases this was done in all seriousness.

Source: RTL Nieuws by www.rtlnieuws.nl.

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