The state of the art of psychology

Psychologists don’t really think their field is in crisis (but finding fails to replicate)

In the wake of recent failures to repeat some of psychology’s most famous findings, not to mention a few cases of outright research fraud, it’s been claimed that psychological science is in a bit of state. Many psychologists have responded by proposing ways to improve research practices, such as making data freely available online, and preregistering planned methods, to avoid issues of data tinkering later on. However, not everyone actually agrees that psychology is in crisis – at least some psychologists take a more rosy view and think the replication problem has been overblown, as illustrated by a recent ebullient commentary published in Science. ….[READ]


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