Bem’s experimental method was extremely straightforward. He took established psychological protocols, such as affective priming and recall facilitation, and reversed the sequence, so that the cause became the effect. For instance, he might show students a long list of words and ask them to remember as many as possible. Then, the students are told to type a selection of words which had been randomly selected from the same list. Here’s where things get really weird: the students were significantly better at recalling words that they would later type."
These results are claimed to be statistically significant in the article. The relevant paper is here . If I start saving money for a rainy day does that mean I am going to get drenched in a downpour soon?
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