Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Under Construction

Welcome to Fearless Psychological Science, a professional blog with my thoughts about scientific methodology, statistical analysis, decision research, and other psychology topics that are near and dear to my heart.

The recent conflagrations about replication in psychology and the "methodological terrorism" piece prompted the creation of this blog, as well as the longstanding debate over whether psychology is a "real science."

The URL and title of this blog should make my position on the last topic quite clear. I hope to show that I'm right, and, more importantly, why I'm right.

Stay tuned as I dive fearlessly into these sticky topics. I intend to drop some truth bombs, and I hope you join me! And, since I'm fearless, I hope you correct any mistakes I make with equal fearlessness! We're all here to share, learn, and improve science together--and that means calling me out when I'm wrong :)

In the meantime, you can read my scholarly work at the official journal of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making here, and my mass-media work for Psych Central here.

*Note: Please be aware that I made a mistake in the Psych Central piece; it was actually Dana Carney--not Amy Cuddy--who stated that she no longer believes in 'power pose' effects. Thanks to the commenters, 'Helpful Guy' and 'H Douglas,' for correcting my mistake so quickly!*

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Edit to add (11/3): A detailed and insightful piece on the "methodological terrorism" debate can be found here, with some solid points for both sides of the discussion. For what it's worth, you can compare the leaked draft version of Dr. Fiske's article (openly accessible copy here) to the published version here. As far as I can tell, some of the words themselves have been changed, but Dr. Fiske's overarching argument has not.

A countervailing view, along with a reasonably thorough history of the recent 'replication crisis' in psychology can be found on a blog post by statistician Andrew Gelman. Tal Yarkoni also provides a well-thought rejoinder.

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