Corrigendum: Hauntings, homeopathy, and the Hopkinsville Goblins: using pseudoscience to teach scientific thinking
- 1Department of Psychology, MacEwan University, Edmonton, AB, Canada
- 2Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
by Schmaltz, R., and Lilienfeld, S. O. (2014). Front. Psychol. 5:336. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00336
In the original article, there was an incorrect citation. In the third paragraph under the heading, “Aliens and Goblins”, the reference to Davis and Bloecher (1978) is incorrect. The reference should be Nickell (2006).
A correction has been made to this section:
The Hopkinsville entities have a decidedly earthly explanation. It is plausible, if not likely, that the “aliens” were Great Horned Owls, and there is some evidence that the eyewitnesses may have been intoxicated during the “alien attack” (Nickell, 2006). Students usually find the true story of the events amusing; and this example can lead naturally into a discussion on Area 51, the Greys, or other otherworldly interests (Nickell, 2012; Leman and Cinnirella, 2013). The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way.
Conflict of Interest Statement
The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
Keywords: scientific thinking, skepticism, pseudoscience, teaching resources, introductory psychology
Citation: Schmaltz R and Lilienfeld SO (2017) Corrigendum: Hauntings, homeopathy, and the Hopkinsville Goblins: using pseudoscience to teach scientific thinking. Front. Psychol. 8:1982. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01982
Received: 21 September 2017; Accepted: 30 October 2017;
Published: 07 November 2017.
Edited and reviewed by: Ana Lucia Pereira, Ponta Grossa State University, Brazil
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