Science is a mess right now, especially psychology. There have been several cases of massive data fraud and concern that the literature the field is based on is often times false. This is a collection of articles I’ve about how we can use psychology and science to improve the situation. This is an important thing to do for several reasons:
- If we can improve the efficiency of science, it will improve the entire species’ outcomes, because, put simply, there will be more science, more innovation.
- Ultimately, this is taxpayer funded, and science (as a whole) has a responsibility to use that money the best way it can.
- If we can more efficiently use taxpayer funds, we can serve as a model of best practices for other human endeavors (e.g., education, infrastructure, medicine), which will ensure continued and increased funding.
Ultimately, the best solutions to be problems of science will be based on science themselves.
What we try to do in this series of articles is apply science to the problem in order to understand: what is at the root and the types of solutions that are going to work (ones that people want to do).
If you are looking for something a bit more juicy, you can skip the foundations and read about what a psychologically informed communication system looks like. Or, you can read more about why we have a moral obligation to improve science.
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