And then there were 20: Diederik Stapel retraction count keeps growing
The September 2012 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology features these seven:
- “On models and vases: Body dissatisfaction and proneness to social comparison effects,” cited 47 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge
- “No pain, no gain: The conditions under which upward comparisons lead to better performance,” cited 18 times
- “How to heat up from the cold: Examining the preconditions for (unconscious) mood effects,” cited 11 times
- “Moods as spotlights: The influence of moods on accessibility effects,” cited 12 times
- “Mood and context-dependence: Positive mood increases and negative mood decreases the effect of context on perception,” cited 4 times
- “What drives self-affirmation effects? On the importance of differentiating value affirmation and attribute affirmation,” cited once
- “The referents of trait inferences: The impact of trait concepts versus actor-trait links on subsequent judgments,” cited 52 times
All seven Six of the notices say the same thing, with co-authors singular or plural, as appropriate:
This retraction follows the results of an investigation into the work of Diederik A. Stapel (further information on the investigation can be found here: https://www.commissielevelt.nl/). The Noort Committee has determined data supplied by Diederik A. Stapel to be fraudulent. His co-authors were unaware of his actions and were not involved in the collection of the fraudulent data.
The last notice, which is for a 1996 paper, says:
This retraction follows the results of an investigation into the work of Diederik A. Stapel (further information on the investigation can be found here: https://www.commissielevelt.nl/). The Drenth Committee has found evidence of fraud, leading to the conclusion that fraud is most likely in the data supplied by Diederik A. Stapel. His co-authors were unaware of his actions and were not involved in the collection of the likely fraudulent data.
Updated 1:30 p.m. Eastern, 8/25/12, as per SF’s suggestions below.
Hat tip: Brendan Nyhan
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