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Of thirteen social psych studies, guess which two could not be replicated?

Readers will recall that there has been a recent drive to do replication studies, to sort out the wheat from the chaff in social psychology (because the field was beginning to lose credibility). An international team reports that of 13 chosen published studies, they were able to replicate ten.

Guess which two flunked?:

Of the 13 effects under scrutiny in the latest investigation, one was only weakly supported, and two were not replicated at all. Both irreproducible effects involved social priming. In one of these, people had increased their endorsement of a current social system [free market] after being exposed to money. In the other, Americans had espoused more-conservative values after seeing a US flag.

Do these two studies possibly have something in common? (whistle, whistle)

Meanwhile, this just flapped across the desk: Is peer review systemically misogynist? (Answer: If it is, it deserves congratulation for finally being systematic about something. ;) )

Hat tip: Five Feet of Fury

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2 Responses to Of thirteen social psych studies, guess which two could not be replicated?

  1. OT: Global warming scientists forced to admit defeat… because of too much ice: Stranded Antarctic ship’s crew will be rescued by helicopter – December 31, 2013
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....cuers.html

    Global Warming Expedition to Prove Antarctic Ice is Melting Trapped by Ice – Dec. 30, 2013
    Excerpt: No picture could better symbolize and communicate the intellectual bankruptcy and disillusionment of a faithful group who refuse to believe they have been led astray. This has to be deeply embarrassing, if not outright humiliating.
    It’s reported here that many of the climate science boatpeople are actually from renowned media outlets, like The Guardian, who we can safely assume were onboard hoping to capture dramatic images of vast areas of open sea water, or of calving ice sheets with hundreds of tons of ice breaking off and plunging into the sea hourly. And with a little luck, maybe even some photos of a couple of drowned penguins.
    Nowadays true believers find themselves journeying to the extreme corners of the globe in a desperate search for signs of the coming climate catastrophe. Signs are getting tougher to come by.,,
    In Antarctica, the Warmists discovered just how ice cold Global Warming really was.

    “On Christmas Eve, a blizzard hit our ship with 50-knot winds – mild for these parts – that made it difficult to stand up straight on the deck … By Christmas morning, we were beset with ice. Our expedition was forced into a temporary pause, while we waited for the polar winds to be kind to us and blow the pack ice out of our way.
    Antarctica is not just cold, windy and wet. It is the extreme of all those things. Leave a hole in your armour – a glove not tucked into a sleeve, a gap around your neck where you forgot your scarf – and the weather will find and punish you fast. The cold starts off as stabbing, then it sears the skin and eventually sends the nerve-endings into a symphony of confusion. I took a glove off to type an email outside at one point and, after my fingers turned white and I lost the ability to move them, I swear they felt hot. Painful, boiling hot, as though I had just plunged them into a cup of coffee.”

    This is what happens when a bunch of Warmists decamp from their local coffee shop to try and prove the climate wrong while tweeting and tumblring and emailing their way around the coldest place on earth.
    http://www.frontpagemag.com/20.....ed-by-ice/

  2. “climate science boatpeople”

    That phrase is just precious.

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