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Top Three Favorite Unreplicated Psychology Experiments
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May 06, 2012, 03:21 AM
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What are important studies that your field of Psychology gives credence to, but which—as far as you know—have not been replicated in any published follow-up work? (Up to 3 votes per person—see links below to vote for one of the studies already nominated—or nominate & vote for another study of your choosing.) (What is the goal in creating this list?)

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Finding

Discussion of Study

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Jaeggi, S., Buschkuehl, M., Jonides, J., Perrig, W. (2008). Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory. PNAS 105(19), 6829-6833.

10 - 20 sessions of doing n-back task raises fluid IQ as measured with Ravens

Discuss (2 postings)

2

Cohen, G. L., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., & Master, A. (2006). Reducing the racial achievement gap: A social-psychological intervention. Science, 313, 1307-1310.

Writing brief paragraph on important values improves academic achievement over subsequent year

Discuss (1 postings)

3

Ramirez, G. & Beilock, S. L. (2011). Writing about testing worries boosts exam performance in the classroom. Science, 331, 211-213.

Huge exam-score increases resulting from anxiety-reducing interventions deserve replication. I

Discuss

Notice a pattern?

Via David Z. Hambrick in the NYT, IQ Points for Sale, Cheap.