Recommendations for increasing replicability in psychology

Jens B. Asendorpf, Mark Conner, Filip De Fruyt, Jan De Houwer, Jaap J.A. Denissen, Klaus Fiedler, Susann Fiedler, David C. Funder, Reinhold Kliegl, Brian A. Nosek, Marco Perugini, Brent W. Roberts, Manfred Schmitt, Marcel A.G. Van Aken, Hannelore Weber, Jelte M. Wicherts

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Replicability of findings is at the heart of any empirical science. The aim of this article is to move the current replicability debate in psychology towards concrete recommendations for improvement. We focus on research practices but also offer guidelines for reviewers, editors, journal management, teachers, granting institutions, and university promotion committees, highlighting some of the emerging and existing practical solutions that can facilitate implementation of these recommendations. The challenges for improving replicability in psychological science are systemic. Improvement can occur only if changes are made at many levels of practice, evaluation, and reward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-119
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Personality
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Confirmation bias
  • Generalizability
  • Publication bias
  • Replicability
  • Research transparency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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