Assistant Professor Matt Motyl, as part of the Open Science Collaboration, published an article in the journal Science entitled, Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. The study conducted 100 high-powered, direct replications of 100 studies in three top journals in social and/or cognitive psychology and found that the majority do not replicate, and that the effect sizes were about 50% smaller than was reported in the original study. So far, 56 stories have come out discussing the findings in this paper.
Professor Emerita Stephanie Riger recently received the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award from APA Division 35. The Carolyn Wood Sherif Award is the highest award conferred by the Society for the Psychology of Women. It is given to a senior individual based on sustained and substantial contributions to the field of the psychology of women as a scholar, teacher, mentor and leader. Thus, selection requires evidence of excellence across research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring and professional leadership. The recipient receives a cash prize and is invited to deliver the Sherif Memorial Lecture at the following APA convention. The winner also chairs the award committee in the year following the lecture.
Professor Bette Bottoms and doctoral student, Liana Peter-Hagene received an NSF award, entitled "Doctoral Dissertation Research: Cognitive Depletion and Motivation to Avoid Prejudice during Jury Deliberation: A Self-Regulation Perspective on Interracial Group Decision-Making".
Religious and nonreligious people have more in common than generally thought when it comes to moral experiences in everyday life, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Illinois at Chicago psychologist.
The New York Times quotes Matthew Motyl, UIC assistant professor of psychology, and Maria Krysan, UIC professor of sociology, in an article about consultants and websites that assist New York area home buyers with data-based home searches and identifying communities that fit their preferences.