Title

On the Issue of Reproducibility in Psychology and a Model Replication Study

Date

5-31-2018 5:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 7:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Chair

Brent King

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jaime Cloud

Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to replicate as closely as possible the study titled “Friendship as a Relationship Infiltration Tactic during Human Mate Poaching” (Mogilski & Wade, 2013). The purpose of the replication was to further explore the well documented lack of reproducibility within psychology, and to provide a template for how to improve this issue. The authors wanted to determine how friendship affected the success of someone trying to infiltrate a romantic relationship. They hypothesized that a person would be more likely to successfully steal the mate of another if the poacher was friends with their target mate, rather than acquaintances. When the poacher/poached were friends previous to the attempt, it was hypothesized that the poacher would incur fewer costs (i.e., physical retaliation from the poachee). Participants were given one of four vignettes to read then asked to rate the poacher’s likelihood of being successful and incurring future costs. Data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. The implications and future directions of the obtained findings will be discussed in terms of the issue of reproducibility.

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May 31st, 5:00 PM May 31st, 7:00 PM

On the Issue of Reproducibility in Psychology and a Model Replication Study

WUC Pacific Room

The purpose of the present study is to replicate as closely as possible the study titled “Friendship as a Relationship Infiltration Tactic during Human Mate Poaching” (Mogilski & Wade, 2013). The purpose of the replication was to further explore the well documented lack of reproducibility within psychology, and to provide a template for how to improve this issue. The authors wanted to determine how friendship affected the success of someone trying to infiltrate a romantic relationship. They hypothesized that a person would be more likely to successfully steal the mate of another if the poacher was friends with their target mate, rather than acquaintances. When the poacher/poached were friends previous to the attempt, it was hypothesized that the poacher would incur fewer costs (i.e., physical retaliation from the poachee). Participants were given one of four vignettes to read then asked to rate the poacher’s likelihood of being successful and incurring future costs. Data will be analyzed using a 2 x 2 Analysis of Variance. The implications and future directions of the obtained findings will be discussed in terms of the issue of reproducibility.