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Is social psychological research really so negatively biased?

  • Aiden P. Gregg (a1) and Constantine Sedikides (a1)

Abstract

Krueger & Funder (K&F) overstate the defects of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST), and with it the magnitude of negativity bias within social psychology. We argue that replication matters more than NHST, that the pitfalls of NHST are not always or necessarily realized, and that not all biases are harmless offshoots of adaptive mental abilities.

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