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Report Demonstrates Need for Improved Reproducibility in Psychological Science

A new report highlights the results of a project in which over 270 researchers attempted to reproduce 100 findings published in psychology journals in 2008. ... More>

Credit Screenings Lead to Unfair Hiring

New research calls into question the practice of weeding out job applicants based on their financial history. ... More>


Watch Out for the Experienced Study Participant

Researchers might not think about participants’ past experiences as a research subject, but new findings suggest that these experiences could make a difference in study outcomes. ... More>

Observer Article

New Immigrants, New Research Opportunities

Immigrant study participants can expose the limitations of “universal” theories that are based exclusively on data from small, homogenous groups, says David Rollock. And immigrants who don’t fit into established ethnic or religious categories spur scientists to refine outdated measures and methodologies. Rollock, along with APS Fellow Gilad Chen, Belinda Campos, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, participates in a cross-cutting theme program on immigration. ... More>

Observer Article

The Quest For Replicability

Replication failures result just as readily from sampling variability and measurement noise as they do from sloppiness or questionable research practices, asserts APS Treasurer Roberta L. Klatzky. Klatzky, along with Zoltan Dienes, Sean Mackinnon, and Simine Vazire, gives advice for assuring reliable, reproducible findings. ... More>