13:00 - 14:00
Lectures, talks and seminars
Psychology Seminar Series
Psychology, Department of
Liz Lee Reynolds firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we are joined by Prof Roger Giner-Sorolla to discuss questions in research methods in Psychology
Recent discussions about research methods and reporting reform in psychology have often taken on a moralised tone.
In this talk Prof Giner-Sorolla will argue that any appeal to morality needs to be well-informed about the potential contradictions in open and robust standards, showing a number of examples in which simplistic application leads reformers astray. He will also analyse the apparent moral failure to translate decades-old APA policy about ethical results reporting into workable, enforced journal policy, and point to some recent apparent successes.
Instead of easy heuristics or unrealistic standards Prof Giner-Sorolla advocate a focus on actionable changes that maximise the credibility of research.
Prof Roger Giner-Sorolla is a Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Kent. He is primarily interested in moral emotions, specifically the self-condemning emotions of guilt and shame, and the other-condemning ones of anger, contempt and disgust.
He is also a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a member of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology as well as acting as an advocate of transparency in scientific reporting.