Hype in Science: The use of valence-loaded scientific jargon has increased in recent decades, especially in psychology. An analysis of more than 2,300,000 abstracts from MEDLINE showed that words such as “novel”, “valuable” and “important” have appeared with increased frequency from 1980 to 2021.

Hype in Science: The use of valence-loaded scientific jargon has increased in recent decades, especially in psychology. An analysis of more than 2,300,000 abstracts from MEDLINE showed that words such as “novel”, “valuable” and “important” have appeared with increased frequency from 1980 to 2021.