Looking at Psychology Through the Lens of Metascience

APS President Lisa Feldman Barrett offers some suggestions for metascience investigations, including a look at the incentive structures that influence researchers’ behavior. (Oberserver | Volume 32, Issue 9 | November, 2019)

Excerpt of the article:

As psychological scientists, we think hard about the science we do. We formulate hypotheses and design studies. We observe our participants—the speed of button presses, fluctuations in blood pressure, the content of verbal reports—and we infer psychological meanings. I’d like to turn our focus to the process of science in general, which has been dubbed metascience. I mean, who can resist a little navel-gazing now and then?