I will be giving a guest lecture at Michigan State University on June 25th (12:40 – 2:30pm) in Olds Hall, Room 12. All are welcome to attend. The lecture is entitled: Replication in Social Psychology. Here is the abstract:
Replication in psychology is a hot topic. From Daryl Bem’s publication of research in support of ESP to Diederik Stapel’s massive fraud scandal, social psychology has been under the microscope and in the public eye. More important than ever, we as psychologists need to restore credibility in our field by critically examining our own experimental results to ensure that they are valid. Replication is the gold standard in science, and so one key component of this enterprise is encouraging well-conducted, highly powered, direct replications. This lecture will both discuss why replication is important, what it can and cannot do, and ultimately discuss what changes need to be made across the discipline to improve psychology as a whole.