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Alexander Danvers Ph.D.
Is our current psychology of morality missing something important—and can Eastern wisdom traditions help fill the gaps?
Quantitative psychologists argue we need to recenter our work on measurement—a technical, unsexy, but vital field. Could it explain the issues with willpower research?
Can we restore personal context to psychology research? A case for dynamic systems.
Can thinking take place outside the brain? What can we learn from the Extended Mind?
How can we make sense of psychological events playing out in time? What new questions will the next generation of psychologists be asking?
Does blogging play an important role in science? Or should scientists just go back to trying to pump out journal manuscripts?
Are there hidden factors that good researchers use to get psychology studies to work? How important is it to figure them out?
The GRE is a flawed way of picking who to admit to graduate school. But does that mean we should drop it?
Using current methods, psychology findings are less than 50 percent reliable. What happens when we adopt practices advocated by the Credibility Revolution?
Critics of the Credibility Revolution argue that historical effects can prevent replication. Do they have a point?
Academia pushes researchers to constantly publish. Is this generating insight, or just noise? Can it be made more useful?
Where are the politics of scientific reform leading? Scientific insiders are facing difficult choices because of the credibility revolution.
What is it that makes studying people so hard? The people being studied? The people doing the studying? Both?
What's the problem with psychologists identifying hundreds of new effects every year? Isn't that what science is supposed to be? (Spoiler: maybe not.)
If we want to study constructs in psychology—such as prejudice, power, or emotions—shouldn't we be learning to manipulate them more precisely?
Why do psychology reformers sometimes have a bad name on social media? And what can we do about it?
Do you love popular psychology books, but wonder how to understand the theories they present? Let's think it through together.
What does it mean to flip scientific review? Should you do it, too? A bold proposal from a leader of the scientific reform movement.
What counts as good science? Can we do better at identifying it?
Scientific theories are supposed to make predictions. What if they can't?
New research examines changes in social psychology research since the Credibility Revolution started. Have we lost something by implementing proposed reforms?
Where did the Credibility Revolution come from? Do we ever "falsify" scientific claims, and if not, should we?
Psychology research is in the middle of a Credibility Revolution. What are the movement's goals, and why do serious scientists get so worked up about it?
Educated outsiders can predict world events better than professional CIA analysts, leading to insights about good analysis. Can keeping score of predictions improve psychology?
What is theory in physics—and what can psychology learn from it?
What does machine learning tell us that correlation can't?
A cultural shift in the way baseball writers talk about statistics has yet to fully penetrate research psychology.
Do you feel like science is just a bunch of complex statistics you don't understand? The creator of significance testing wants to remind you that it isn't.
Should you trust Big Theories in psychology?
The new statistics that try to figure out what works for You, the individual.
Alexander Danvers, Ph.D., a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Arizona, researches emotions and social interactions.