John on January 6, 2011 at 5:14 am
In an interview, Dr. Bem, the author of the original paper and one of the most prominent research psychologists of his generation, said he intended each experiment to mimic a well-known classic study, “only time-reversed.”
Dr. Bem is far from typical. He is widely respected for his clear, original thinking in social psychology, and some people familiar with the case say his reputation may have played a role in the paper’s acceptance.
I wonder if this will be one of those studies subject to the “decline effect.” There’s a simple way to find out. Several of the experiments included in the paper could relatively easily be set up on a web page. How about expanding the number of participants to a million and then we see if the effect holds. If it does, the skeptics will have a hard time refuting it.
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