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A Science We Can Believe In

APS, our Board and our Members are against scientific misconduct… at least (by my estimate--more on that below) 98.03 percent of them are. Does this sound like something newsworthy enough to devote a column to? I’ve decided to interrupt my planned series of opinion pieces to write a bit about (mis)conduct and the practices of science. My main motivation is to offer a large dose of optimism to some younger psychological scientists who may be in danger of slipping into cynicism about our field. This column benefited from extensive help from Rumen Iliev, a postdoctoral fellow in our lab. ... More>

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The Value(s) of IRBs

Guest columnist Scott Atran discusses the relationship between terrorism research and institutional review boards. ... More>

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The Case of the Invisible Experimenter(s)

Can researchers really make themselves disappear? ... More>

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Fields for Psychology


As it sits, our field appears to be way overinvested in lab studies and strikingly underinvested in field studies. Why would we not want to see a greater focus on field studies? ... More>