Joy and rigor in behavioral science

  title={Joy and rigor in behavioral science},
  author={Hanne K. Collins and Ashley V. Whillans and Leslie K. John},
  journal={Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes},
Abstract In the past decade, behavioral science has seen the introduction of beneficial reforms to reduce false positive results. Serving as the motivational backdrop for the present research, we wondered whether these reforms might have unintended negative consequences for researchers’ behavior and emotional experiences. In an experiment simulating the research process, Study 1 (N = 449 researchers) suggested that engaging in a pre-registration task impeded the discovery of an interesting but… 


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