22 September 2020, Nature Communications published an article titled ‘Tracking historical changes in trustworthiness using machine learning analyses of facial cues in paintings’. When the last author advertised the publication on social media (Twitter), many researchers expressed concerns about the work (including historians, statisticians, computer scientists, philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive scientists).
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a paper discussion of “Theory before the test”. Eirini Zormpa and Johannes Algermissen organized the discussion for ReproducibiliTea Nijmegen, an OSCN initiative.
I’m honoured to have been awarded a Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship (DLF). This means I will be working on my project Tools for theory: Improving the theoretical foundations of psychological science at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), Amsterdam.