Association for Psychological Science on Inconvenient Truth Tellers

By Stephan Lewandowsky
Professor, School of Experimental Psychology and Cabot Institute, University of Bristol
Posted on 1 November 2013

The monthly newsletter of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) contains two articles that examine the way in which "inconvenient" scientists are being attacked, both within the discipline of psychology and beyond.


The lead article, written by APS, can be found here. A companion article, authored by Stephan Lewandowsky, Michael E. Mann, Linda Bauld, Gerard Hastings, and Elizabeth F. Loftus is available here.

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  1. Professor Lewandowsky is clearly (in part) refering to me personally in the APS article:

    I made 2 comments in reply to this APS article, they were both removed

    missing comment 1:

    The nature of the error in LOG12 and it's implications is linked below, in a comment I made on Prof Lewandowky's website (he had not responded)

    I also reported the substantial factual error in the methodology of LOG12 to Psychological Science and asked the Chief Editor of Psychological Science to investigate it, and if he would ask Professor Lewandowsky to supply the proof of posting timestamps and the raw data to me, if Prof Lewandowsky failed to respond..

    and to quote, the Chief Editor said this:

    From: Eric Eich
    Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:33 PM
    Dear Barry--Sorry to disappoint, but no. Best, Eric

    this was in response to my email request below:

    On 27/08/2013 10:20 AM, barry.woods wrote:

    "Dear Professor Eich


    I will try to contact Professor Lewandowsky (& UWA) and ask him again. If he fails to respond to my requests, will the journal consider asking on my behalf?
    Best Regards

    Barry Woods"


    Hard to make a comment about a paper, if a data request is refused, and the journal will not help get it.

    If the journal will provide the requested data, I will put a comment to the journal about this paper.

    However, given the Chief Editor's email to me refusing to help me to obtain the requested data, how confident can I be that I am not wasting my time?

    I am a member of the public, who now finds this article (and the authors & APS response to my concerns) quite intimidating. "
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