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+ Opinion Piece[Note: This essay was posted on Nov. 1, 2016, based on information available at the time. Since then the story has gotten more complicated. Based on Rectenwald’s followup essay in the Washington Post, Nov. 3, it seems that he was not…read the full blog+ Opinion Piece read the full blog+ Opinion PieceSocial psychology is in crisis because no one knows what to believe anymore. The journals are now filled with failed replication after failed replication. Published studies once believed to demonstrate all sorts of amazing world-changing pervasive…read the full blog+ Opinion PieceStereotype threat is one of the most famous and influential phenomena in all of psychology. The famous paper (Steele & Aronson, 1995) unveiling the phenomenon has been cited over 5000 times, according to Google Scholar. And for good reason. The…read the full blog+ Research SummaryOur article on the absence of political diversity has just been published and you can read the summary of it here (with links to download the whole thing). Lone voices (Rich Redding, Phil Tetlock) in the wilderness have been raising alarms for…read the full blog
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