Abstract Essay GSBS Sam Beekhuizen

Psychology today has come a long way since its conception, but it is still plagued by many different factors. Fraud and QRP’s are big problems for the scientific psychology community. Do we as psychology researchers generally know what constitutes QRP’s and how to recognize them? Human factors will always play a role in scientific practice in my opinion, so addressing problems like QRP’s shouldn’t solely focus on trying to dehumanize psychology. Instead, there should be a revaluation of science education, where there is a bigger focus on the actual practice of being a researcher and the dangers you’ll face in the field. However, in educational programs like the Research Master Psychology, you already see some of the same problems and incentives emerge, creating a climate in which quantity is valued over quality. These issues are shortly addressed in my paper.

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