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Neuroskeptic has delved into the reproduction crisis, too. They do an excellent job, so I’ll just post the conclusion and direct you over there for the rest.

I’ve been blogging about these issues for years, yet still I was taken aback by the dramatic nature of the bias in this case. The studies are like a torrent, rolling down the mountain of significance. The image is not so much a funnel plot as an avalanche plot.

Taken together with the negative results of the eight replication studies that Shanks et al. conducted, the funnel plot suggests that romantic priming doesn’t exist, and that the many studies that did report the effect, were wrong.

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