Ample research has identified links between personality traits and dozens of life outcomes, ranging from marital stability to vocational success. But how reliable are those findings? Results of a replication project, results of which will be published in Psychological Science, show that this literature provides a reasonably accurate map of More
When a replication study fails to reproduce previous findings, researchers often point to differences in the study populations as an explanation. The results of a massive international project, which appear in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, challenge that claim. More
In 2012, psychologists Will Gervais and Ara Norenzayan published a paper in the journal Science reporting a series of experiments that suggested engaging in analytical thinking could reduce someone’s religious belief. It sounded vaguely plausible, but five years later, another group of researchers attempted to replicate the finding. They used More
A large-scale effort to replicate results in psychology research has rebuffed claims that failures to reproduce social-science findings might be down to differences in study populations. The drive recruited labs around the world to try to replicate the results of 28 classic and contemporary psychology experiments. Only half were reproduced More
Over the past few years, an international team of almost 200 psychologists has been trying to repeat a set of previously published experiments from its field, to see if it can get the same results. Despite its best efforts, the project, called Many Labs 2, has only succeeded in 14 More
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