The acknowledgments caught my eye:
No, not the NIH R01 grant that supported this research. Look at the acknowledgments.
Some googling "confirmed" -- that's emergency physician Boris Veysman* back when he was an undergrad psych major at Cornell. He writes a lot of "narrative" pieces -- I particularly like this one.
I guess the lesson is to read the paper, or: "Always... no, no... never... forget to check your references."
I'll end with the epitaph from Dunning & Kruger:
It is one of the essential features of such incompetence that the person so afflicted is incapable of knowing that he is incompetent. To have such knowledge would already be to remedy a good portion of the offense.
(Miller WI. Humiliation. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press)
Great discussion of Dunning-Kruger by Lauren Westafer.