From Protoscience to Proper Science


From The Guardian: The field of psychology is fraught with fundamental problems in its research practices, from publication bias to data corruption. The field must be reformed in order to survive.

“Our mission wasn’t about truth seeking. How painfully naive I had been. It was about crunching through as many experiments as possible as quickly as possible, finding ways to make ambiguous data look beautiful, publishing frequently in prestigious journals, getting to work in so-and-so’s “rockstar” lab (which of course always produced beautiful results and published exclusively in said prestigious journals), winning large public grants, and basically getting as famous and powerful as possible.”

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