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CORE Lab Journal Club (January 22, 2021): Enhancing the Realism of Simulation

During our journal club, we discuss a variety of articles. Some of them are focused on specific topics, but many of them are focused on broader methods (for a full list, see the featured image). During last meeting (January 22, 2021), we discussed the value of computational modeling. We used Wander Jager’s article “Enhancing theContinue reading “CORE Lab Journal Club (January 22, 2021): Enhancing the Realism of Simulation”

How should we fund the PSA?

In our previous post, we argued that the PSA has a grand vision and a budget that cannot easily support it. If the PSA is to fulfill its aspirations, the PSA must increase its funding so that it can support an administrative staff.
In this post, we will assume that the PSA wants to fulfill its grand vision. We will therefore explore ways that the PSA could create the funding streams that are necessary to achieve that vision.

Creating a psychological tool applicable to individuals around the world (STRAEQ-2 item generation and selection phase).

In one of my projects of my PhD, I – Olivier – am working on developing and validating a scale (the Social Thermoregulation, Risk Avoidance, and Eating Questionnaire – 2, or the STRAEQ-2). In the first phase of this project, we involved people from different countries and asked them to generate items. We did soContinue reading “Creating a psychological tool applicable to individuals around the world (STRAEQ-2 item generation and selection phase).”

The financial cost of the PSA’s vision

In 2017, Chris Chartier shared a blog post that revealed a grand vision for psychology research: psychologists could build a “CERN for psychology” that does for psychology what particle accelerators have done for physics. This “CERN for psychology” would be an organization that harnessed, organized, and coordinated the joint efforts of psychology labs throughout the world to take on large, nationally diverse big team science projects.

Proposing a PSA-affiliated paid translation service with a first focus on Africa

Psychological science is dominated by researchers from North America and Europe. The situation in Africa exemplifies this problem. In 2014, just 6 of 450 samples (1.4% of the total) in the journal Psychological Science were African. In Africa, language issues exacerbate the more general problem of underrepresentation; only 130 million out of 1.3 billion Africans are proficient in English, despite 24 out of the 54 countries having English as their official language. We propose a paid translation service that can help overcome this problem.

CORE Lab 2020 Lab Philosophy/Workflow Hackathon

Today, September 16, 2020, we organized the yearly lab philosophy/workflow hackathon of the CORE Lab. To get all the lab members on one page and to reduce error as much as possible, we have a lab philosophy that is accompanied by various documents to facilitate our workflow. But research standards evolve and we also oftenContinue reading “CORE Lab 2020 Lab Philosophy/Workflow Hackathon”

Yearly lab philosophy update

To try to get everyone on one page in our lab, upon my arrival in Grenoble I wrote a “lab philosophy”. This lab philosophy is complemented by an OSF workspace that includes some useful R code, shared data (hidden from public view), the CRediT taxonomy to identify contributorship within our own lab, and a study protocol for social thermoregulation.

How open science can advance African psychology: Lessons from the inside

Psychological science should be a truly global discipline and psychologists should be poised to understand human behavior in any kind of context, whether it is urban or rural, developed or underdeveloped, WEIRD (Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic) or nonWEIRD. To arrive there, we need to ensure that 1) researchers from those different contexts are included

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic: can self-administered mindfulness help against the stress from lockdown?

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak had a massive impact on our lives. The lockdown obliged us to an abrupt change of habits by bringing severe limitations of personal freedoms. The measures taken against COVID-19, such as the lockdown, may well affect people’s mental health. A general population survey in the United Kingdom (with over

Temperature responsiveness during Hold Me Tight weekends: A new chapter for EFT?

Starting in October 2019, I – Olivier – have gone to the Netherlands twice to record the peripheral temperature of partners in couple therapy. In a previous blog post, I explained the basic dynamics of romantic relationships and how couples can enhance their feelings of connection and safety through Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). In thisContinue reading “Temperature responsiveness during Hold Me Tight weekends: A new chapter for EFT?”

Engaging with EFT as a Social Psychologist

I – Olivier – am a PhD student. My research is in social psychology. However, the end goal of my thesis is to improve how responsive couples are towards each other after they go through relationship therapy. Diving into relationship therapy is a big step for a research-focused social psychologist. To try to improve partnerContinue reading “Engaging with EFT as a Social Psychologist”

Manuel RStudio

Vous trouverez ici les chapitres du manuel pour apprendre à utiliser R et RStudio. Le manuel est écrit par Lisa DeBruine et traduit en français par Fabrice Gabarrot, Brice Beffara-Bret, Mae Braud, Marie Delacre, Zoé Lackner, Ladislas Nalborczyk et Cédric Batailler.


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We study co-regulation in romantic relationships. We study social thermoregulation. We do meta-science. We rely on open science ideals. We collaborate with researchers around the world, but are located at the Université Grenoble Alpes.

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