Oct 30, 2018
This episode features:
-A quiz to test your intuitions about which studies replicate and which don’t
-An effective altruist origin story
-Heuristics for evaluating scientific research
-The role of incentives in the replication crisis
-What should your prior be for whether research will replicate
-Which subfield of psychology has the worst replication rate
-Why it’s a mistake to conceptualize glucose as a willpower resource
-Problems with interpreting studies of the dictator game
Did It Replicate?:
Baker, M. (2016). 1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility. Nature News, 533(7604), 452.
de Bloom, J., Ritter, S., Kühnel, J., Reinders, J., & Geurts, S. (2014). Vacation from work: A ‘ticket to creativity’?: The effects of recreational travel on cognitive flexibility and originality. Tourism Management, 44, 164-171.
Kurzban, R. (2010). Does the brain consume additional glucose during self-control tasks?. Evolutionary Psychology, 8(2), 147470491000800208.
Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), aac4716.
Winking, J., & Mizer, N. (2013). Natural-field dictator game shows no altruistic giving. Evolution and Human Behavior, 34(4), 288-293.
Check This Rec:
Bloom, P. (2017). Against empathy: The case for rational compassion. Random House.