Skip to main content Accessibility help

Direct replication and clinical psychological science

  • Scott O. Lilienfeld (a1)


Zwaan et al. make a compelling case for the necessity of direct replication in psychological science. I build on their arguments by underscoring the necessity of direct implication for two domains of clinical psychological science: the evaluation of psychotherapy outcome and the construct validity of psychological measures.



Hide All
Barrera, M. Jr. & Rosen, G. M. (1977) Detrimental effects of a self-reward contracting program on subjects' involvement in self-administered desensitization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 45:1180–81.
Blakey, S. M. & Abramowitz, J. S. (2016) The effects of safety behaviors during exposure therapy for anxiety: Critical analysis from an inhibitory learning perspective. Clinical Psychology Review 49:115.
Chambless, D. L. & Ollendick, T. H. (2001) Empirically supported psychological interventions: Controversies and evidence. Annual Review of Psychology 52:685716.
Cook, T. D., Campbell, D. T. & Peracchio, L. (1990) Quasi-experimentation. In: Handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, vol. 1, 2nd edition, ed. Dunnette, M. D. & Hough, L. M., pp. 491576. Consulting Psychologists.
Coyne, J. C. (2016) Replication initiatives will not salvage the trustworthiness of psychology. BMC Psychology 4:28. Available at:
Cronbach, L. J. & Meehl, P. E. (1955) Construct validity in psychological tests. Psychological Bulletin 52:281302.
Glick, A. R. (2015) The role of serotonin in impulsive aggression, suicide, and homicide in adolescents and adults: A literature review. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 27:143–50.
Kane, M. T. (2001) Current concerns in validity theory. Journal of Educational Measurement 38:319–42.
Lilienfeld, S. O. & Pinto, M. D. (2015) Risky tests of etiological models in psychopathology research: The need for meta-methodology. Psychological Inquiry 26:253–58.
Lindsay, D. S., Simons, D. J. & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2016) Research preregistration 101. Association for Psychological Science Observer 29:1417.
Lykken, D. T. (1968) Statistical significance in psychological research. Psychological Bulletin 70:151–59.
Mihura, J. L., Meyer, G. J., Dumitrascu, N. & Bombel, G. (2013). The validity of individual Rorschach variables: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the comprehensive system. Psychological Bulletin 139, 548605.
Rosen, G. M. (1993). Self-help or hype? Comments on psychology's failure to advance self-care. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 24:340–45.
Smith, G. T. McCarthy, D. M. & Anderson, K. G. (2000) On the sins of short-form development. Psychological Assessment 12:102–11.
Stirman, S. W., Gamarra, J. M., Bartlett, B. A., Calloway, A. & Gutner, C. A. (2017) Empirical examinations of modifications and adaptations to evidence based psychotherapies: Methodologies, impact, and future directions. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice 24:396420.
Tackett, J. L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Patrick, C. J., Johnson, S. L, Krueger, R. F, Miller, J. D., Oltmans, T. F. & Shrout, P. E. (2017a) It's time to broaden the replicability conversation: Thoughts for and from clinical psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science 12(5):742–56.
Wood, J. M., Garb, H. N., Nezworski, M. T., Lilienfeld, S. O. & Duke, M. C. (2015) A second look at the validity of widely used Rorschach indices: Comment on Mihura, Meyer, Dumitrascu, and Bombel (2013). Psychological Bulletin 141:236–49.


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed