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Suspect Science

“Diagnose environmental disorder early and intervene immediately.”

—From a paper co-authored by prominent Dutch social psychologist Diederik A. Stapel purporting to link racial discrimination with messy environments. He was fired from his post at Tilburg University in the Netherlands in November after colleagues discovered he had faked data in this and other studies.

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