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”
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””
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!
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”
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”
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)”
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)”
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)”
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: https://osf.io/8akz5/. 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”
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”
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.
Once a month, the CO-RE lab organizes a journal club. Before each journal club, all journal club members have the option to propose one or two articles for the group to read in advance. The articles may be about any topic related to the CO-RE lab’s shared interests of interpersonal relationships, meta-science, and research methodsContinue reading “The CO-RE Lab opens its doors”
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.
The goals of AfricArXiv include fostering community among African researchers, facilitate collaborations between African and non-African researchers, and raise the profile of African research on the international stage. These goals align with the goals of a different organization, the Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA). This post describes how these goals align and argues that joining the Psychological ScienceContinue reading “Why African researchers should join the Psychological Science Accelerator”
As scientists, we often hope that science self-corrects. But several researchers have suggested that the self-corrective nature of science is a myth (see e.g., Estes, 2012; Stroebe et al., 2012). If science is self-correcting, we should expect that, when a large replication study finds a result that is different from a smaller original study, theContinue reading “Examining whether science self-corrects using citations of replication studies”
December 10th, 2019. Richard Klein, Tilburg University; Christine Vitiello, University of Florida; Kate A. Ratliff, University of Florida. This is a repost from the Center for Open Science’s blog. We present results from Many Labs 4, which was designed to investigate whether contact with original authors and other experts improved replication rates for a complex psychological paradigm.Continue reading “Many Labs 4: Failure to Replicate Mortality Salience Effect With and Without Original Author Involvement”