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Diversity challenges in one of the biggest companies in the Netherlands

Fifteen students and staff members from the Departments of Social Psychology and Sociology followed a workshop about the challenges of cultural diversity in one of the biggest companies in the Netherlands, PostNL.

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Reflections of an open science convert 3: More challenges to maintaining open research practices

Open Science practices should help solving the replication crisis, but they can be difficult to maintain. Perhaps the biggest problem is that individual researchers may think that they own the methods they designed or the data they generated. This may change if universities reward teams (including applied statisticians) rather than individuals.

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Three years after the Hoffman Report: What have we learned so far from one of the biggest and most recent scandals in psychology?

After efforts of courageous individuals and public pressure, the APA commissioned a report. It revealed that the APA was compliant with torture, lied and covered up their close relations with government entities, and weakened their ethical guidelines. The aftermaths of this scandal still holds hard lessons: how can ethical awareness be sharpened to not allow an environment creating harm?

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Reflections of an open science convert 2: Some challenges to maintaining open research practices

Open Science practices should help solve the replication crisis, but they can be difficult to maintain. This post discusses some challenges to preregistering studies and committing to the PRO initiative that may be addressed by a change in the policies of academic journals.

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Collective discontent, polarization and protest

We live in turbulent times. Concerns about polarization and popular discontent are commonplace. So for many reasons, this seems a better time than ever to ask the question: what do we really know about such mass movements and societal sea-changes? Tom Postmes provides four key insights from his research over the last 7 years, which he conducted in close collaboration with various Dutch Ministries.

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Reflections of an open science convert 1: Why I changed my research practices

Engaging in what has been dubbed Questionable Research Practices has been the norm in psychological research for decades. In this post a researcher in Experimental Psychopathology, who was trained in the era before the replication crisis started, describes why and how she adopted new research practices.

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Diversity challenges in one of the biggest companies in the Netherlands

Fifteen students and staff members from the Departments of Social Psychology and Sociology followed a workshop about the challenges of cultural diversity in one of the biggest companies in the Netherlands, PostNL.

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My boyfriend named Research

You might think that whoever refers to their research as a relationship partner must have a twisted sense of romance or a strange method of conducting research. But let me explain...and let us start at the beginning: with my first date.

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An ant trail to climate change reduction

To reduce the impacts of climate change, we need global cooperation. By using an analogy to ants, Research Master student Vladimir Bojarskich argues that individuals can influence people at large - and that, therefore, individuals can drive the collective to mitigate climate change.

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