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My Cattle

A while back, Lorne Campbell wrote a blog post  listing the preregistered publications from his lab. This is a great idea. It is easy to talk the talk, but it’s harder to walk the walk. So under the notion that we don't want to be all hat and no cattle, I rounded up some replications and preregistered original papers that I co-authored. First the replications. I find performing replications very insightful. My role in two of the RRRs listed below (verbal overshadowing and facial feedback) was rather minor but the 2016 RRR and the issues surrounding it, on which I've blogged  before, felt like an onslaught. The 2012 replication study was used to iron out an inconsistency in the literature. An additional replication study is close to getting accepted and will be added to the list in an update. These days I use direct replications primarily when I want to build on work by others. As per Richard Feynman, before we move on we first need to attempt a direct replication of th

The Long and Winding Road of our Latest Grammatical Aspect Article

A short blog post that strings together 8 tweets that I sent out today about our new paper. Today our latest paper on grammatical aspect appeared in Collabra: Psychology . The article reflects the times we psychologists are living in. It does so not from the lofty perspective of the methodologist or statistician, but from the work floor on which the actual scientist (**ducks**) operates. Our first two experiments were inspired by Hart & Albarricin (2011). This research itself was inspired by some of our own work but took it from cognition into the realm of social psychology, as I described in this blog post . As the paper explains, these experiments were run in 2012, which is why they were not preregistered. Nobody was doing preregistration at the time. We were thinking to build on Hart and Albarricin (H&A) in what some would call a conceptual replication but which is better thought of as an extension. For the life of us, we couldn’t get an effect like that of H&A