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Does social psychology really have a retraction problem?

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Armin Günther

That’s the question posed by Armin Günther at the Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information in Germany in a recent presentation. There is some evidence to suggest that psychology overall has a problem — the number of retractions has increased four-fold since 1989, and some believe the literature is plagued with errors. Social psychologist Diederik Stapel is number three on our leaderboard, with 58 retractions.

But does any particular field have more retractions, on average, than others? Günther examines some trends and provides his thoughts on the state of the field. Take a look at his presentation (we recommend switching to full-screen view):

Does Social Psychology Really Have More Retractions? from RetractionWatch

Hat tip: Rolf Degen

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Written by Alison McCook

January 11th, 2017 at 9:30 am

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