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A pragmatist philosophy of psychological science and its implications for replication

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2018

Ana Gantman
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
Robin Gomila
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
Joel E. Martinez
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
J. Nathan Matias
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
Elizabeth Levy Paluck
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
Jordan Starck
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
Sherry Wu
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com
Nechumi Yaffe
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. agantman@princeton.edurgomila@princeton.edujoelem@princeton.edujmatias@princeton.eduepaluck@princeton.edujstarck@princeton.edujueyuw@princeton.edumyaffe@princeton.eduanagantman.comwww.robingomila.comhttp://socialbyselection.wordpress.com/https://twitter.com/natematiaswww.betsylevypaluck.comwww.sherryjwu.com

Abstract

A pragmatist philosophy of psychological science offers to the direct replication debate concrete recommendations and novel benefits that are not discussed in Zwaan et al. This philosophy guides our work as field experimentalists interested in behavioral measurement. Furthermore, all psychologists can relate to its ultimate aim set out by William James: to study mental processes that provide explanations for why people behave as they do in the world.

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Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2018 

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