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Leading psych theory fails replication

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Yeah. Another one bites the dust. Ego depletion:

Despite the failure to replicate, the researchers don’t believe their study is enough to invalidate ego depletion altogether, just that the effect may be more limited than has previously been theorized.

Ego depletion is not the first big idea in psychology to face replication problems. A key theory, priming, took a notable hit last year.

Some social psychologists, like Harvard University’s Jason Mitchell, have fired back at detractors, suggesting that they are impugning the integrity of their colleagues, overstating the problems of publication bias, and are likely producing “false negative” results.

They should quit using North American university students.

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One Reply to “Leading psych theory fails replication

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    bornagain77 says:

    seems Jason Mitchell himself, the author of ego depletion, resented having his ‘Ego depleted’ because of the negative results and could not resist the temptation lash out. πŸ™‚

    But then that would confirm his theory,,,

    But seriously, personally I’ve found being rigorously honest to a tempting situation is the best way to overcome a temptation in my life.

    John 8:32-36
    and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
    They answered unto him, We are Abraham’s seed, and have never yet been in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
    Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Every one that committeth sin is the bondservant of sin.
    And the bondservant abideth not in the house for ever: the son abideth for ever.
    If therefore the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

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