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Reproducibility Project Named Among Top Scientific Achievements of 2015

The journal Science has named a major attempt to replicate 100 papers published in top-tier psychology journals as one of the “breakthroughs of the year” for 2015. ... More>

Observer Article

A Commitment to Replicability: An Interview with the Editor of Psychological Science

Are replicable findings in psychological science inherently boring? How easy is it for researchers to mistake a fluke for a causal effect? Psychological Science Interim Editor D. Stephen Lindsay answers these and other questions in a Q&A about the journal’s publication standards. ... More>


Establishing Psychometric Expectations for Neurobiological Assessments

Across psychological science, there has been an explosion of new tools and technologies over the last decade. In an upcoming symposium at the 28th APS Annual Convention in Chicago, May […]... More>

Reducing Intergroup Conflict Through Contact

In a 2015 meta-analysis, psychological scientists examined the effectiveness of intergroup contact at reducing ethnic prejudice. ... More>

Presidential Column

Bayes for Beginners 3: The Prior in Probabilistic Inference

APS President C. Randy Gallistel concludes his three-part tutorial on Bayesian analysis by explaining the role of prior distribution in deciding among competing conclusions that might be drawn from experimental data. ... More>