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Psychology’s reproducibility project listed by Science Magazine as a top breakthrough of 2015

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Science Magazine’s list of scientific breakthroughs for 2015 included the Psychology’s reproducibility project.

Change how you see the countries of the world: This time with infographics

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VISUALIZING COUNTRIES IN TERMS OF US STATES Syria is about the size of Florida with about the same population     Change how you see the world. Put things into perspective! In our most labor-intensive post ever, Jake Hofman and I have created, for every country in the world, a way to think of that […]

Superforecasting

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A new book by Phil Tetlock and Dan Gardner on Super-Forecasting.

Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data (e.g., Numbers)

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Check out this announcement of a new book by Paul Slovic and son.

A volume of useful psychological research

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On rare occasion, we read the table of contents of a journal and say to ourselves “Hmm. Most of those articles sound useful and interesting.” This is one of those times.

Obama issues executive order directing Federal agencies to apply behavioral insights

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President Obama signed an Executive Order that directs Federal agencies to use behavioral science insights to better serve the American people. The Executive Order directs Federal agencies to identify programs in which applying behavioral science insights can yield substantial improvements; develop strategies for applying behavioral science insights to programs, and, where possible, for rigorously testing and evaluating the impact of these insights; recruit behavioral science experts to join the Federal Government; and strengthen agency relationships with the research community.

Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science

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The reproducibility of psychology studies is not good. But the field can fix itself.

Gelman had a sense about the dubious Science article

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Statistician Andrew Gelman had a sense that something was up with dubious Science article soon after it was published.

Be a Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholar

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The Foundation annually awards up to 17 residential fellowships to select scholars in the social sciences. Applications for the 2016-2017 RSF Visiting Scholar Fellowship are due by June 30, 2015

Put your model where your mouth is: a choice prediction competition

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You are invited to enter a competition among models that capture classical choice anomalies (including Allais, St. Petersburg, and Ellsberg paradoxes, and loss aversion) .