Alessandro Sparacio’s Meta-Analysis on Self-Administered Mindfulness and Biofeedback

At the recent conference for the Association for Psychological Science, Alessandro Sparacio gave a talk about his meta-analysis on self-administered mindfulness and biofeedback and whether they reduce stress (or stress’ consequences). You can find the abstract below the video and the preprint here. Abstract We conducted a pre-registered meta-analysis to appraise available evidence on twoContinue reading “Alessandro Sparacio’s Meta-Analysis on Self-Administered Mindfulness and Biofeedback”

Lessons from “Big Team Science”

Patrick Forscher, who has received the exciting news that he is taking up a new job at the Busara Center, was part of a panel discussion at Metascience2021 (together with Nick Coles and Max Primbs, two of the board members of the Psychological Science Accelerator). You can watch the panel discussion below. Video hosted onContinue reading “Lessons from “Big Team Science””

Hans IJzerman’s Talk at SoNeAt 2021

The PI of the CORE Lab, Hans (Rocha) IJzerman, gave an “expert talk” yesterday at the Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) on the Social Neuroscience of Human Attachment about the lab’s research on Social Thermoregulation. You can see the video of the talk below!

Become lead researcher on a multi-site replication/extension study

In the past, we have led and participated in various multi-site studies. When we do those studies, we recruit and rely on many (kind) colleagues. Often however, these studies are led by a select few. We want to change this and support others. Consider this as a start. Because we have experience in studies onContinue reading “Become lead researcher on a multi-site replication/extension study”

Adeyemi Adetula’s Keynote @ SIPS

At this past conference for the Society of Improvement of Psychological Science, Adeyemi Adetula, PhD student at the CORE Lab, gave the closing keynote on the topic of Synergy Between the Credibility Revolution and Human Development in Africa. A preprint of a manuscript that he led is available on AfricArxiv. The video of his talkContinue reading “Adeyemi Adetula’s Keynote @ SIPS”

A brief tutorial to scraping weather data with annotated scripts (part 3/3)

In the previous post of this series, we introduced you to the API we chose to perform data scraping, we described the key part of the data scraping scripts one of us (Bastien) programmed, and we provided the link to the GitHub Repo where the scripts are available. If you haven’t already done so, weContinue reading “A brief tutorial to scraping weather data with annotated scripts (part 3/3)”

A brief tutorial to scraping weather data with annotated scripts (part 2/3)

In the previous post of this series, we defined the concept of data scraping and we introduced you to its key principles. If you haven’t already done so, we suggest you read this previous post as it may help you better understand the content of this one. In the second post of this series, weContinue reading “A brief tutorial to scraping weather data with annotated scripts (part 2/3)”

A brief tutorial to scraping weather data with annotated scripts (part 1/3)

One of the main research topics in our lab is social thermoregulation. Therefore, much of our research involves the collection of temperature data in various forms (like the participant’s core or peripheral body temperature or the ambient temperature in the lab).  For one of our projects we are conducting this year we focused on aContinue reading “A brief tutorial to scraping weather data with annotated scripts (part 1/3)”

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”

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”

Science for Science Reformers

In November 2019, Tal Yarkoni set psychology Twitter ablaze with a fiery preprint, “The Generalizability Crisis” (Yarkoni, 2019). Written with direct, pungent language, the paper fired a direct salvo at the inappropriate breadth of claims in scientific psychology, arguing that the inferential statistics presented in papers are essentially meaningless due to their excessive breadth andContinue reading “Science for Science Reformers”