Teachable Opportunities: How to Address the Psychology Replication Problem
The field of psychology is undergoing a "revolution" regarding the questionable validity of findings across many of its areas. Our discipline is likely not the only one in which classic studies are unreplicable, calling into question some of our basic assumptions about the field. Replication, long frowned upon for publication, is making a comeback, leading psychology professors to wonder how best to present material in textbooks that may be in question. The purpose of this panel discussion is to explore some of the ways professors can use these challenges to the bedrock of our disciplines to tap into student critical thinking. Why didn't the study replicate? Were the constructs incorrectly operationalized? How far reaching are the implications of these revelations? We will present our ideas for addressing this and hope to dialog with attendees about their positive and negative experiences, and ideas for moving forward during this exciting transition.
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