Is Science Self-Correcting?

The Case of Social and Personality Psychology

  • Wed 24 Nov 21

    10:00 - 11:00

  • Online

    Zoom (email for link)

  • Event speaker

    Professor Simine Vazire

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Matteo Lisi

Does psychological science self-correct? Find out more from Prof. Simine Vazire.

Psychological science has been at the centre of the replication crisis throughout the 2010s, with repercussions on its credibility.

In this talk, Prof. Simine Vazire will reflect on how the field responded to this crisis, and discuss what the field could do to establish its credibility, with a particular focus on Social and Personality Psychology.


Simine Vazire is a Professor at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.

In her research Prof. Vazire examines research methods and practices in science, and the degree to which these encourage or impede self-correction and credibility. She is Editor in Chief of Collabra: Psychology and has served as an editor at several other journals. She is a board member of the Public Library Of Science and the Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences, was a member of the US National Academy of Science study committee on replicability and reproducibility, and co-founded the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS).


This event has been organized in collaboration with the Open Science Working Group at Essex.

How to attend

This seminar will be held on Zoom. To receive a Zoom link please email Dr Matteo Lisi (m.lisi@essex.ac.uk) with the date and title of the seminar you wish to attention.

Please note: This event is being held at 10am, instead of our usual afternoon slot

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