Discussion boards provide students an opportunity to share their unique perspective, make recommendations, provide an opinion, or answer a question about an issue. Each response should be professional and must be written well (follow rules of grammar and mechanics), clearly, and concisely. In general, students should support each of their claims using empirical evidence, logic and reason, or both. After posting a response, respond to another student’s post. When responding to others it is best to add support to their claims or add evidence or logic that goes against their claims. Please remain professional, constructive, and open-minded when responding to those whose perspectives differ.

For this discussion board, please read this blog post (Links to an external site.) on the replication crisis in psychology.

Then answer the following questions:

  1. Do the failures of replication shake your faith in what you have learned about psychology? Why or why not?
  2. Why do you think quite a few studies do not replicate?
  3. Can you think of any psychological findings that you think might not replicate?