Like bitter foods? You're a damn psychopath and a sadist!
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04-11-2015, 07:25 PM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2015 07:37 PM by RinChi.)
Like bitter foods? You're a damn psychopath and a sadist!
Here's the study:
http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/u...traits.pdf

To be fair, the authors are self critical, the participants were paid, online self reporting, and the sample size was exceedingly small. They freely admit that this is by no means definitive, BUT......

Here come the headlines!!:

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/10/1...sychopath/

http://ovens.reviewed.com/news/like-bitt...psychopath

http://www.popsci.com/psychopaths-may-pr...tter-foods

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/scient...itter-food

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/scienc...88971.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drin...sychopath/

http://www.medicaldaily.com/personality-...iad-356634

https://www.rt.com/news/318307-bitter-fo...-research/

This is just a small sample, there's tons of articles on it now. All of them have a distinct lack of criticism for the way the study was conducted, or the absence of any explanation of a causal link. This thing where the media latches on to preliminary non-science findings and publishes them as fact is really troubling. They do it all the time on a whole range of topics from health to NASA findings.

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05-11-2015, 06:03 AM
RE: Like bitter foods? You're a damn psychopath and a sadist!
Given the amount of coffee, beer and dark chocolate consumed in the world, we are likely all psychopaths then. Tongue

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