Brent Strickland’s blog

This blog asks how lessons from cognitive science can help us to understand and improve on cultural activities that impact our daily lives such as science, business, and political decision making.

The R-word: “Racism” across the political spectrum

As a professional cognitive scientist, I usually conduct experiments on other people. However I recently carried out a somewhat unique experiment on myself. In this, I switched the political orient...

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Does replication matter? The case for conceptual replication and strong inference

Recent findings from a massive collaborative project (OSF, 2015), attempting to replicate many of the findings published in top psychology journals, have suggested that roughly half of these fail to ...

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