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Mechanistic modeling for the masses

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 February 2022

Matthew A. Turner
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA95343, USA. mturner8@ucmerced.edu; psmaldino@ucmerced.edu; http://mt.digital, http://smaldino.com
Paul E. Smaldino
Affiliation:
Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA95343, USA. mturner8@ucmerced.edu; psmaldino@ucmerced.edu; http://mt.digital, http://smaldino.com

Abstract

The generalizability crisis is compounded, or even partially caused, by a lack of specificity in psychological theories. Expanding the use of mechanistic models among psychologists is therefore important, but faces numerous hurdles. A cultural evolutionary approach can help guide and evaluate interventions to improve modeling efforts in psychology, such as developing standards and implementing them at the institutional level.

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Open Peer Commentary
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Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. Published by Cambridge University Press

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