Northwestern University

Mar
4
Mon 1:00 PM

Psychology Colloquium Series: The Credibility Revolution in Psychological Science

When: Monday, March 4, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  

Where: Norris University Center, 202 Northwestern Room, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Public

Contact: Andrew Dennewitz   847.467.5027

Group: Department of Psychology

Category: Academic

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Dr. Simine Vazire, of The University of California Davis, will speak at Northwestern as part of the Department of Psychology’s Colloquium Series.

The Credibility Revolution in Psychological Science

Abstract: A fundamental part of the scientific enterprise is for each field to engage in critical self-examination to detect errors in our theories and methods, and improve them. Psychology has recently been undergoing such a self-examination. Psychological scientists arguably tackle one of the hardest phenomena to understand and predict: human behavior. Naturally, our data are noisy and our findings are often tentative. However, we are slowly building knowledge and making our theories more complete. The recent self-analysis has revealed several ways we can further improve our research practices to make our findings more sound. These new norms are gaining steam within psychology and beyond, making science stronger.

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