Journal article

Implications of the Credibility Revolution for Productivity, Creativity, and Progress

Simine Vazire

Perspectives on Psychological Science | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018


The credibility revolution (sometimes referred to as the "replicability crisis") in psychology has brought about many changes in the standards by which psychological science is evaluated. These changes include (a) greater emphasis on transparency and openness, (b) a move toward preregistration of research, (c) more direct-replication studies, and (d) higher standards for the quality and quantity of evidence needed to make strong scientific claims. What are the implications of these changes for productivity, creativity, and progress in psychological science? These questions can and should be studied empirically, and I present my predictions here. The productivity of individual researchers is ..

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