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The police believe a lot of psychology myths related to their work

The police believe a lot of psychology myths related to their work | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Training of UK police is in many areas strongly evidence-based, yet the police group were as likely to endorse the psychological misconceptions as the lay participants, having faith on average in 18 of the 50 false statements (vs. 19 among the public). A breakdown showed better performance only in one area, the courts subscale; in others, even those such as interview techniques where UK police receive standardised, evidence-based training, the police performed as poorly as the public. On top of this, the police showed greater confidence than the public that their false beliefs were correct. Expertise can breed overconfidence, with possibly severe consequences when the stakes are so high: the mentally ill and younger suspects are at particular risk of making false confessions, for example.
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Medical schools try to entice more students to become primary-care doctors.

Medical schools try to entice more students to become primary-care doctors. | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Amid a looming shortage of primary-care doctors in the U.S., medical schools and innovators try to entice more students to enter the field.
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"Over 90% of medical training in the United States takes place in academic medical centers," says G. Richard Olds, the founding dean at Riverside, "but if we want students to go into primary care, we have to push training out into the community with a public-health agenda."

 
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