Author: Steve Lindsay

  • Apology RE Clark et al.

    [Originally posted to my older website on 22 June 2020 https://web.uvic.ca/~dslind/sites/default/files/Lindsay%20Statement%20RE%20Cark%20et%20alia%2022%20June.pdf] I write regarding a recent Psychological Science article entitled “Declines in religiosity predict increases in violent crime—but not among countries with relatively high average IQ,” by Cory Clark, Bo Winegard, Jordan Beardslee, Roy Baumeister, and Azim Shariff. I was Editor in Chief when the…

  • Journals Can and Often Do Enhance Psychological Science

    Some research psychologists who champion transparency and replicability have expressed low opinions of journal and journal editors.  I’m enthusiastically on board with efforts to promote transparency and replicability, but I’m also a journal editor.  I have read that journals are vestigial organs that no longer serve valuable functions and that journals are maintained only due…

  • SOME REMARKS CONCERNING THE PRESENTATION OF EFFECTIVE SCIENTIFIC TALKS

    Professor Nicholas Wheeler, A. A. Knowlton Professor Emeritus of Physics, Reed College, created this document for senior-level undergraduate physics majors, but it generalizes well to all science domains and scientists with many years of experience stand to learn from it. Almost at the beginning of my research experience [at Cambridge, in the mid-1930’s] the great articles…

  • 19 Things Editors of Experimental Psychology Journals can do to Increase the Replicability of the Research they Publish

    The challenges confronting psychological science can be divided into two categories: Hard and easy.  The hard problems have to do with developing measures, methods, theories, and models that will enable the development of a genuinely useful science of psychology.  Solving those problems will take many smart and creative people a long time.  The easy problem…