Are Psychology Studies Accurate?

Psychology professor Jennifer Beer says no individual study can tell us anything definitive.

By Alexandra HartAugust 31, 2015 2:39 pm

There’s a new scientific study of, ironically, scientific studies. It found that the results of some psychological research might not be quite as reliable as people might think. A group called the Open Science Collaboration called upon researchers across the nation to recreate one hundred studies previously published in top psychology journals, and less than half held up with the same results. In fact, some published accounts have said that only 39 percent were found to be valid.

The Standard spoke with one of the researchers in the experiment, Jennifer Beer, associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas.

For full interview, listen to the audio at the top of the page.