Psychology's Credibility Crisis
More replication of published studies is needed if science is to remain dependable and self-correcting, says psychologist Brian Nosek.
In 2011, Dutch social psychologist Diederik Stapel was revealed as a charlatan who had published dozens of fraudulent scientific papers. The shocking thing was that no one in his field had noticed until courageous students in his lab reported their suspicions. Within a year, two more fraudulent psychologists were outed.