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The unbearable limitations of solo science: Team science as a path for more rigorous and relevant research

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 May 2022

Alison Ledgerwood
Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA95616, USA. aledgerwood@ucdavis.edu
Cynthia Pickett
Office of the Provost, DePaul University, Chicago, IL60604, USAcindy.pickett@depaul.edu
Danielle Navarro
Department of Psychology, University of New South Wales, 2052Sydney,
Jessica D. Remedios
Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA02155, USAJessica.Remedios@tufts.edu
Neil A. Lewis Jr.
Department of Communication, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY14853, USA. nlewisjr@cornell.edu


Both early social psychologists and the modern, interdisciplinary scientific community have advocated for diverse team science. We echo this call and describe three common pitfalls of solo science illustrated by the target article. We discuss how a collaborative and inclusive approach to science can both help researchers avoid these pitfalls and pave the way for more rigorous and relevant research.

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