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Bad Science creates False and Dangerous Beliefs.

Science is what is used to justify psychiatry today. If it is science at all, it is bad science. Both the pharmaceutical industry and many of today’s psychological theories including those that support CBT, employ the hoax of evidence-based psychiatry.

Psychology’s reproducibility problem is journalism’s problem, too

Science news outlets were buzzing last week with findings from a major research initiative designed to replicate the results of studies in psychology. The Reproducibility Project: Psychology had re-run 100 different studies that experts considered important foundational research in the field. Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributor: Psychology Is Not in Crisis

9 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Failure to replicate experiments is just how science works.

inside higher education discusses replication in psychology and sociology

Science just published a piece showing that only a third of articles from major psychology journals can be replicated. That is, if you reran the experiments, only a third of experiments will have statistically significant results. The details of the studies matter as well. The higher the p-value, the less like you were to replicate […]

Investigation says that study to repeat 100 past psychology experiments failed

Through replication, science moves forward in a self-correcting system. He said the problem could be even worse in other fields, including cell biology, economics, neuroscience, clinical medicine, and animal research. Belen Fernandez-Castilla,...Show More Summary

Shades of Lewandowsky and Cook: When psychological science isn’t so sciency

Sound familiar? A study revealing a stunning lack of reproducibility in psychological science triggers another instance of reluctance to share data with any but friends, and an “adjustment” of  data to fit a theory. Frank Lee MeiDere writes: By now most have probably heard about the paper published in the August 28 edition of Science

Cheery Contrarianism About Reproducibility in Psychology

The Open Science Collaboration’s attempt at replicating 100 findings from cognitive and social psychology is up, and the headline finding is that only 36% of them succeeded, using the criterion for success of a p-value less than.05 (for a finding in the direction of the original effect, of course) in the replication study. The […]

Elsewhere in Science, 28 August 2015

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No, science’s reproducibility problem is not limited to psychology

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Scientists with pitchforks, torches and battering rams are threatening to storm the SOS headquarters in the wake of our item Thursday headlined "Many scientific studies can't be replicated. That's a problem."Read full article >>

A Lot of Published Psychology Results are Bullshit

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Science is a messy, error fraught business, which is why reproducibility is so essential. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be one of psychology’s strong suits, according to a massive analysis published yesterday in Science. Read more...

Psychology’s Fears Confirmed: Rechecked Studies Don’t Hold Up

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal published a study supporting the existence of ESP that was widely criticized. Show More Summary

Everything Is Bullshit: Study

"A major investigation into scores of claims made in psychology research journals has delivered a bleak verdict on the state of the science."

New paper on psychology replication

The Open Science Collaboration, a team led by psychology researcher Brian Nosek, organized the replication of 100 published psychology experiments. They report: A large portion of replications produced weaker evidence for the original...Show More Summary

IPA’s weekly links

Guest post by Jeff Mosenkis of Innovations for Poverty Action.   A new paper in Science has results from a collaboration by 270 researchers through the efforts of the Center for Open Science to systematically reproduce 100 psychology studies (data & code here). As they … Continue reading ? The post IPA’s weekly links appeared first on Chris Blattman.

SO IS “SOCIAL SCIENCE” JUST A NICE WAY OF SAYING “MADE-UP SHIT?” Many Psychology Findings Not as St…

SO IS “SOCIAL SCIENCE” JUST A NICE WAY OF SAYING “MADE-UP SHIT?” Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says. The past several years have been bruising ones for the credibility of the social sciences. A star social psychologist was caught fabricating data, leading to more than 50 retracted papers. A top journal […]

The reproducibility of psychological science

The Reproducibility Project results have just been published in Science, a massive, collaborative, ‘Open Science’ attempt to replicate 100 psychology experiments published in leading psychology journals. The results are sure to be widely debated – the biggest result being that many published results were not replicated. There’s an article in the New York Times about […]

Science Has Its Problems, But the Web Could Be the Fix

The software a group of scientists used to replicate 100 psychology studies is a framework for the future of science. The post Science Has Its Problems, But the Web Could Be the Fix appeared first on WIRED.

Trouble in science: Massive effort to reproduce 100 experimental results succeeds only 36 times

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Science appears to have a serious reproducibility problem. A four-year project by 270 researchers attempted to replicate 100 experiments published eight years ago in three prestigious psychology journals. Only 36 of those experiments produced similar results the second time around.Read full article >>

A Huge Study Found Less than Half of Psychology Findings Were Reproducible

Scientists love a good study of studies, but a new paper in Science takes this investigative thoroughness to a particularly high level: It features 270 researchers attempting to replicate a whopping 100 experiments from previously published psychology studies. Show More Summary

Why Did Ray Bradbury Have An FBI File? Because Science Fiction Was A Communist Plot To Undermine American Values, That’s Why

As one document said, “The general aim of these science fiction writers is to frighten the people into a state of paralysis or psychological incompetence bordering on hysteria.”

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