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Conflicting accounts of thought insertion share the assumption of realism: that the subject of thought insertion has a thought that corresponds to the description of her thought insertion episode. I argue against realism on the grounds that we should adopt a fictionalist, anti-realist interpretation of first-person thought insertion discourse. I th...

Philosophy of PsychologyContributed Papers

In this paper, we consult the philosophical literature to improve suboptimal practices in psychology. We discuss several practices in psychology that in our view hamper its scientific development. We then argue that these practices are rooted in certain methodological and philosophical commitments. We suggest that psychological science updates some...

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While many by now acknowledge that wide-spread replication failures are indicative of a crisis in psychology, there is less agreement about questions such as (a) what this “replication crisis” is a crisis of, precisely (i.e., whether it is really, at heart, a crisis of replication) and (b) what socio-historical factors have contributed (and con...

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The replication crisis describes an ongoing phenomenon, particularly in the social and medical sciences, in which there is a high frequency of unsuccessful replications which has been a cause of deep concern in the fields in question. But how did we get here? What exactly is at issue in this “crisis”? Our symposium is broadly concerned with pro...

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A comprehensive ontology of mind includes some mental phenomena that are neither (a) explanatorily fecund posits in any branch of cognitive science that aims to unveil the mechanistic structure of cognitive systems nor (b) ideal (nor even progressively closer to ideal) posits in any given folk psychological practice. Indeed, one major function of s...

Philosophy of PsychologyContributed Papers

The ‘psychologist’s green thumb’ stands for the assertion that an experimenter needs an indeterminate set of subtle skills or “intuitive flair” (Baumeister, 2016) in order to be able to successfully show or replicate an effect. This argument is sometimes brought forward by authors whose work has failed to be replicated on independent repl...

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