Professor’s Petrocelli’s research on the personality and situational antecedents of “bullshitting” was recently discussed in a psychologytoday.com article . His scientific work on this topic was published recently published: Petrocelli, J. V. (2018). Antecedents of bullshitting. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 76, 249-258,
What a bunch of bull: The art and science of BS
June 30, 2018
Recent research at Wake Forest University looked into the antecedents of BS. Psychology Professor John Petrocelli and team ran a series of experiments that examined the idea of a person having i) too little, ii) adequate, or iii) too much topic knowledge, and the extent to which they bullshitted.
Here are some highlights excerpted from the JESP empirical article: