In this episode, Brian Earp discusses the 'Reproducibility Project' and questions whether psychology is in crisis or not.
In a much-discussed New York Times article, psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett claimed, “Psychology is not in crisis.” She was responding to the results of a large-scale initiative called the Reproducibility Project, published in Science magazine, which appeared to show that the results from over 60% of a sample of 100 psychology studies did not hold up when independent labs attempted to replicate them. In this talk, Earp addresses three issues: what did the Reproducibility Project really show?; is psychology in crisis or not?; and is there room for improvement?