Correcting the Past: Failures to Replicate Psi
Forthcoming, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
46 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2012 Last revised: 20 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 19, 2012
Across seven experiments (N = 3,289) we replicate the procedure of Experiments 8 and 9 from Bem (2011), which had originally demonstrated retroactive facilitation of recall. We failed to replicate that finding. We further conduct a meta-analysis of all replication attempts of these experiments and find that the average effect size (d = .04) is no different from zero. We discuss some reasons for differences between the results in this paper and those presented in Bem (2011).
Keywords: esp, psi, precognition, failure to replicate
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