Sluckin Lecture 2014: 'The Replication Crisis in Psychology'

Series Name Sluckin Lecture 2014
Speaker Professor David Shanks, University College London
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at May 14, 2014 05:00 PM
Ends at May 14, 2014 06:00 PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Book your place via egg3@le.ac.uk

The 2014 Sluckin Lecture will be given by Professor David Shanks of the University College London on Wednesday 14 May.

The biggest fraud in the history of psychology was recently revealed, leading to the retraction of over 50 journal articles. The Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman sees a “train wreck looming”. A picture is emerging of psychology in crisis, employing indefensible research methods, and selectively reporting unreplicable findings. Nowhere are these problems more acute than in the “behaviour priming” field, which Professor Shanks will illustrate with some new data. But some good can emerge from this “crisis”. Professor Shanks will describe a range of practices which are gaining momentum and which may allow us to place more faith in future research findings.

Taking place at 5pm in Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building. The event is followed by a drinks reception in the atrium.