A study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin suggests that psychological professionals are often more focused on the advertising they work with than they are on the results they produce.
The findings were prompted by a survey of 1,500 U.S. consumers conducted by the advertising research company Kantar Media, which found that most consumers believed psychologists’ advice is only good for the companies they work for, rather than for the consumers.
Kantar found that only 14 percent of respondents said psychologists provided unbiased research, and that a whopping 79 percent of consumers said their advice is mostly based on personal opinion and opinions.
The survey also found that nearly half of respondents think the psychologists who are in the news often exaggerate or misrepresent the benefits of their work, and 39 percent said they believe psychologists are generally less professional than they appear.
A similar study published last month by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that, despite the fact that a large majority of psychologists believe that their work is important, only 17 percent of psychologists say their work has had a positive impact on their profession.
Kendall J. Brown, an associate professor of psychology at The Ohio State University and co-author of the new study, said it’s not clear whether this study indicates that psychologists are in fact more likely to give biased advice than they claim to be.
“I don’t think it indicates a bias,” Brown said.
“I think it’s probably an interesting question.
The data we’re seeing here may be the tip of the iceberg.”
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A study by researchers at Harvard University and Duke University found that a majority of respondents to a survey said psychologists do not believe in the scientific method, and 44 percent said psychologists have a bias against certain groups of people.
The study was released Monday, a day before the U.K. Prime Minister, Theresa May, held a meeting with British psychologists to discuss their efforts to combat mental illness.
In the U.-S.
survey, only 18 percent of survey respondents said they were aware of the “big-name” psychologists who have become well-known for their work in recent years, and only 5 percent said the people who work with them are in a position to influence public policy.
In contrast, 56 percent of those surveyed said that they had heard of some of the big names in psychology, including Richard Myers, the founder of the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, and Stephen Pinker, who has written extensively about how human psychology can be shaped by social context.
The poll was conducted online and in person by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, and surveyed 2,000 people across the U-S.
A total of 5,000 adults were asked about their experiences with the Myers Briggs test.
The results were not immediately available Monday.