A Tale of Two Papers
By Michael InzlichtChange is afoot in psychology. After years of bickering on social media and handwringing about whether our field is or is not in serious trouble, some consensus is emerging. Although we might not agree on the severity of our problems, almost no one doubts that our field needs improvement. And we’re now seeing the field take real steps toward that, with new editors stepping in with mandates for genuine and powerful change. As an Associate Editor at a journal I’m very proud of, I have lived through some of this change. While the standards at the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General have always been high, the standards are more stringent now than when I began. Some people interpret this change as a turn toward conservatism, of valuing safe over creative work. While I appreciate this perspective, I disagree. Instead, I see this as a turn toward transparency, as a turn toward robustness. I still value creative research—and demand it of myself and of authors with whom I work, but now I also value transparency, which allows for robustness. Continue reading
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