o Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology o Special section on replication

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) o Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology o Special section on replication in Perspectives on Psychological Science o Upcoming special issue in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology Group Assignment One important element of this debate is the ability to replicate research findings. To the degree that research findings can be replicated by other labs using the same methods/materials, but of course appropriate statistical power, more confidence can be placed on the hypothesized associations between abstract theoretical constructs. The primary assignment for this course is a group project that will involve the following: Identification of a recently published study in the field of social psychology that recruited participants online (e.g., via MTurk), given the fact that the course is only 13 weeks Attempt to recreate the study materials/method from the publication Contact the original study authors to ask them to review the recreation of the methods/materials Consider possible moderators of the target effect (as a group, and also via discussion with the original authors) Applying for ethics approval for the study (to be discussed more in class) Pre-registering the study on the Open Science Framework (to be discussed more in class) Collecting data online via MTurk (I will fund participant payment) Analysing the data in a manner similar to the original study Writing a brief report on the replication attempt (for examples see LeBel & Campbell, 2012; LeBel & Wilbur (2014). o Connors, S., Khamitov, M., Moroz, S., Campbell, L., & Henderson, C. (in press). Time, money, and happiness: Does putting a price on time affect our ability to smell the roses? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology . this was the group project from the 2014 class o LeBel, E. P., & Campbell, L. (2013). Heightened sensitivity to temperature cues in highly anxiously attached individuals: Real or elusive phenomenon? Psychological Science, 24 , 2128- 2130. o LeBel, E. P., & Wilbur, C. J. (2014). Big secrets do not necessarily cause hills to appear steeper. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 696-700 . o McCarthy, R.J. (2014). Close replication attempts of the heat priming-hostility perception effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 54 , 165-169.
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Course Schedule – Fall 2015 Date Topic Week 1: Sept. 10 Introduction to Course Week 2: Sept. 17 A crisis in social psychology? Week 3: Sept. 24 A focus on replication of research findings Week 4: Oct. 1 Enhancing transparency of the research process Week 5: Oct. 8 Validity and Reliability Week 6: Oct. 15 Experimental & Quasi-experimental Design Week 7: Oct. 22 Diary methods and other longitudinal designs Week 8: Oct. 29 No class—fall study break Week 9: Nov. 5 Social Relations Model Week 10: Nov. 12 Analysis of Dyadic Data and multilevel modelling; Methods in Social Cognition Research Week 11: Nov. 19 Mediation and moderation Week 12: Nov. 26 Psychophysiological approaches Week 13: Dec. 3 Meta-analysis; ethical considerations December 10 Final written report due
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Required Readings Each Week Week 1: No readings this week.
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