Psychology Professor Goes Viral For Debunking TikTokers’ Completely Made Up “Facts”
That doesn’t mean that everything shared on TikTok is useful. Far from it. In fact, many things that people claim to be true simply aren’t.
Have you ever watched a video where someone makes a claim and then backs it up by saying something like “scientists say” or “research says”? We probably all have. Here’s the thing. Unless the person in the video references a specific study or scientist, most likely this claim is false and doesn’t actually have any scientific proof to back it up.
Dr. Inna Kanevsky is a psychology professor at San Diego Mesa College, and she is sick of people making false claims on TikTok and using words like “science” to mislead people into believing them. That’s why she is making her own series of vidoes to debunk these false claims.
Dr. Kanevsky told Bored Panda, “It is a generally good habit to look up any statement about psychology, and not just psychology, to see what the source of that claim actually is. If it’s a blog, a Reddit thread, a press article that doesn’t cite or link sources, a ‘medical’ website that’s also not backed by research, or similar, it is unlikely to be valid.”
Want to learn the truth about which pyschology “facts” are really not backed up by science? Scroll down to watch some of Dr. Kanevsky’s videos where she debunks false claims with the truth.
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@dr_inna##stitch with @justthenobodys There is no science that connects personality to a favorite color. It’s connected to culture and gender, though (due to learning). ##colorpsychology ##learnscience
@dr_innaWhy do people try so hard to pretend that ADHD is a superpower? Do they not see it hurts others? Just accept yourself, maybe?
@dr_innaWe have learned a lot since 1970s, so it’s time you move on, too.
If You Can’t Stop Thinking About Someone
@dr_innaGenerally speaking, I’m very much not a fan of @davidjpphillips whole account. This may be mutual.
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When You Have a Dream about a Crush
@dr_inna##stitch with @angelgrey_ feel free to make stuff up all you want, just leave ##psychologicalscience out if it.