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originally posted by: Reallyfolks
No not mine. I like the ATS community and all but not like that.
I guess a bunch of psychologist got together and tried to reproduce the results of about 100 claims in various research journals and the results weren't good.
Of 100 studies published in top-ranking journals in 2008, 75% of social psychology experiments and half of cognitive studies failed the replication test.
All of the experiments the scientists repeated appeared in top ranking journals in 2008 and fell into two broad categories, namely cognitive and social psychology. Cognitive psychology is concerned with basic operations of the mind, and studies tend to look at areas such as perception, attention and memory. Social psychology looks at more social issues, such as self esteem, identity, prejudice and how people interact.
originally posted by: greencmp
a reply to: Reallyfolks
Psychology isn't a science.
It isn't even a priori.
That doesn't mean it can't be useful but, scientific repeatability is impossible.