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”

Creating CREP training resources for Africa: Lessons from our SPSP 2021 workshop and hackathon

You can download the referenced training materials (the videos, slides and embedded audio files, and scripts for each video) from our OSF Tutorial Videos page: The CREP training videos are also directly available on YouTube:  Signing up for CREP Creating an OSF page Preparing and submitting a CREP project Completing a CREP project ThereContinue reading “Creating CREP training resources for Africa: Lessons from our SPSP 2021 workshop and hackathon”

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.

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

Our department/labo will add a standard open science statement to all its job ads!

The Co-Re Lab is part of the Laboratoire Inter-universitaire de Psychologie Personnalité, Cognition, Changement Social (LIP/PC2S) at Université Grenoble Alpes. In France, “laboratoire” or “labo” (laboratory) is used for what researchers in the Anglo-Saxon world would call “department”. During our labo meeting yesterday one of the agenda points was to vote on the following statement:Continue reading “Our department/labo will add a standard open science statement to all its job ads!”