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Stapel retraction count rises to 38

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stapel_npcDiederik Stapel’s 35th through 38th retractions have appeared, all in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Two of the notices — for “The self salience model of other-to-self effects: Integrating principles of self-enhancement, complementarity, and imitation” (cited 31 times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge) and “Distinguishing stereotype threat from priming effects: On the role of the social self and threat-based concerns” (cited 20 times) — read as follows:

This retraction follows the results of an investigation into the work of Diederik A. Stapel. The Noort Committee has determined data supplied by Diederik A. Stapel to be fraudulent. His co-author was unaware of his actions and was not involved in the collection of the fraudulent data.

The other notices — for “The magic spell of language: Linguistic categories and their perceptual consequences” (cited 37 times) and “Unconscious and spontaneous and … complex: The three selves model of social comparison assimilation and contrast” (cited 17 times) — read:

This retraction follows the results of an investigation into the work of Diederik A. Stapel, The Levelt Committee has determined data supplied by Diederik A. Stapel to be fraudulent. His co-author was unaware of his actions and was not involved in the collection of the fraudulent data.

Written by Ivan Oransky

January 22nd, 2013 at 9:17 am

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