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[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The replication crisis in academic psychology is one of the bigger problems science faces today. Estimates are that 40-60% of all psychology papers are not reproducible, and therefore are not science. Quite shocking considering how much trust we as a culture put in science and the scientific establishments that control scientific paper publishing.

[–]Nechama[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yep but with the push to publish or perish and editors wanting to publish unique and interesting findings it's not hard to imagine that studies are rushed, bias can enter into them or some may even fudge results since negative findings aren't generally published. Of course, when these studies are used as the basis of making treatment decisions for example, this can be a big problem.