[ExI] Bem psychic experiment replication failure

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 14:28:56 UTC 2012

Slashdot draws attention to a news article that attempts to replicate
Bem's psychic experiments have failed to produce any psychic results.


Wiseman has a registry of attempts to replicate Bem's work and has
plans to analyze all of the data together, Ritchie said. One big
problem facing the work is reluctance on the part of journals to
publish studies with negative findings, especially those that are

When Ritchie and his colleagues submitted their paper to the Journal
of Personality and Social Psychology, the journal that had originally
published Bem's work, they were told that the journal does not publish

"There's a real problem with finding shocking findings and then not
being interested in publishing replications," Ritchie said.


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