Improving Psychological Science

Figure 2, Klein et al., 2018

Psychological science, and social psychology in particular, has faced a number of challenges over the last several years. We won’t always live up to our high expectations for a solid science, but my preferred response is to try our best to do better in terms of the replicability of our results, the robustness of our methods, and the quality of our theories.

Key Project Publications

  • Bracic, A., Brandt, M. J., & Lajevardi, N. (in press). Minority politics online seminar series. PS: Political Science & Politics. pdf
  • Isager, P. M., van Aert, R. C. M., Bahník, Š, Brandt, M. J., DeSoto, K. A., Giner-Sorolla, R., Krueger, J. I….Lakens, D. (in press). Deciding what to replicate: A decision model for replication study selection under resource and knowledge constraints. Psychological Methods pdf
  • Brandt, M. J. (2020). Estimating and examining the replicability of belief system networks. Collabra: Psychology, 6, 24. doi | pdf | code
  • Wagge, J. R., Brandt, M. J., Lazarevic, L. B., Legate, N., Christopherson, C., Wiggins, B., & Grahe, J. E. (2019). Publishing research with undergraduate students via replication work: The Collaborative Replications and Education Project. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 247. doi | pdf
  • Brandt, M. J. & Spälti, A. K. (2018). Norms and explanations in social and political psychology. In J. T. Crawford & L. Jussim (Eds.) Frontiers of Social Psychology Series: Politics of Social Psychology (pp 26-43). Psychology Press. doi | pdf
  • IJzerman, H., Grahe, J., & Brandt, M. J. (2018). How to make replications mainstream. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41, e136.  doi | pdf
  • Brandt, M. J. & Wagemans, F. M. A. (2017). From the political here and now to generalizable knowledge. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3, 317-320. doi | pdf
  • Brandt, M. J. & Proulx, T. (2016). Conceptual creep as a human (and scientific) goal. Psychological Inquiry, 27, 18-23. doi | pdf
  • Brandt, M. J., & Proulx, T. (2015). QTIPs. Questionable theoretical and interpretive practices in social psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 19-20. doi | pdf
  • Brandt, M. J., IJzerman, H., Dijksterhuis, A., Farach, F. J., Geller, J., Giner-Sorolla, R., Grange, J., A., Perugini, M., Spies, J. R., & van ’t Veer, A. E. (2014). The Replication Recipe: What Makes for a Convincing Replication? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 50, 217-224. doi | pdf
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