APS Workshop on Involving Undergraduates in Replications

I had the pleasure of presenting with Geoff Cumming, John Grahe, and Fiona Fidler at this year’s APS meeting on the topic of involving students in replication projects (also, our discussant was Rebecca Saxe, who was terrific).

For my presentation I tried to collect together what I’ve learned from supervising student replication efforts. I especially tried to emphasize the benefits of using positive controls in psychology research to help make replication data (or any data for that matter) more interpretable.

In developing the talk it dawned on me that it would be useful to collect materials together to walk students through the process of developing a replication project. So I created a project page on the Open Science Framework where I’ve put together a bunch of resources for selecting projects, developing materials, including positive controls, etc. It’s all available on the OSF here: https://osf.io/jx2td/

APS Presentations

APS was in Chicago this year, so the replicators I have been supervising were out in full force.

Clinton Sanchez presented his replications of a study claiming that analytic thinking promotes religious disbelief. (10.1126/science.1215647). His manuscript is having a rough time, but we’re hoping it will be out soon. Clinton is now in a MA program in Clinical Counseling at DePaul. Data from his project is here: https://osf.io/qc6rh/

Elle Lehmann presented a poster of her replications of a studies showing that red enhances perceived attractiveness of men rating women (10.1037/0022-3514.95.5.1150) and women rating men (10.1037/a0019689) . Elle’s paper is in submission–she found little to no effect for either gender. She’s now working on a meta-anlaysis which has become quite a project, but really interesting. She has graduated and will be applying for a Fullbright in the fall. Data from here project is here: https://osf.io/j3fyq/

Last but not least Eileen Moery presented a poster of her replications of a study which claimed that organic food makes you morally judgemental (10.1177/1948550612447114). Eileen’s studies were recently published (10.1177/1948550616639649). She found little to no effect of organic food exposure on moral judgements. She’s starting an MA program in clinical psych at IIT in the fall!. Data from here project is here: https://osf.io/atkn7/

Photos came out a bit blurry (new phone, but crappy camera!).

Elle and me at her poster.
Elle and me at her poster.
Clinton and Elle at his poster.
Clinton and Elle at his poster.