Friday, April 5 - Department of Psychological Sciences Symposium Lecture
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Martin Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering, Room 1001
P. Daniel F. Le Grange, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Eating Disorders Program, University of Chicago School of Medicine.
The majority of Dr. Le Grange's scholarly work is in the area of family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders, including the first study of two outpatient family-based treatments for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. He is author or co-author of more than 150 research articles, books, book chapters, and abstracts.
Friday, April 5 - Department of Psychological Sciences Colloquia Series on Publication Bias
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Stanly Coulter Hall, Room 239
Uri Simonsohn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, The Wharton School, University of PennsylvaniaReplications are of obvious importance to the scientific process, and have recently gained much attention within psychology (special issue of Perspectives, open science reproducibility project, journals opening replication corners, etc.). What should count as a failure to replicate a finding, however, remains an open question with few and unsatisfactory answers. Dr. Simonsohn proposes a new answer that seems to bypass the limitations of existing approaches. He provides three demonstrations, analyzing replication attempts studying the impact of: (i) elderly primes on walking speed, (ii) rain on reported life satisfaction, and (iii) immoral acts on the mental availability of physical cleanliness.