I was following up on the lit around Bullshit Receptivity (or “BSR”; http://journal.sjdm.org/vol10.6.html) and stumbled on this master’s thesis using it to evaluate modern art perceptions. Title quote is from the abstract
(Can’t vouch for the research though; didn’t actually read the thesis).
As someone who always cringes reading artist statements, and whose English-degree-holding proud pedantic jerk wife failed critical theory twice out of spite, this was pretty gratifying.
Just one comment from the pedantic jerk: “Did they mean profundity?”