Methodology

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science. From Glue to Gasoline: How Competition Turns Perspective Takers Unethical Jason R. Pierce, Gavin J. Kilduff, Adam D. Galinsky, and Niro Sivanathan Perspective taking is thought be beneficial for social interactions. In the second of four studies examining whether this is always More

Advancing Science Through Critical Discussion

Recent initiatives in psychological science — such as facilitating replication and ensuring sound methodologies — have sparked a lively dialogue among researchers, publishers, and the general public. The July 2013 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science builds upon these recent discussions, featuring a special section devoted exclusively to the advancement More

Putting a Little Personality Into Social Psychology (and Vice-Versa)

The personal and the social intertwine inextricably. In a 2011 paper published in the European Journal of Personality, a group of psychological scientists note that when we talk about an individual’s personality, part of what we are talking about is how that individual interacts with others. Furthermore, the scientists write More

The Prevalence of Declining Effect Sizes in Educational Research

Effect sizes are the statistic generated by meta-analyses, a commonly used statistic in education research. This project uses a methodological framework similar to that of Jennions and Moller (2001) to determine whether declining effect sizes can be observed in educational research and attempts to explain possible causes of this observation. More