Chris Chambers, The Guardian

Chris Chambers

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Past articles by Chris:

Open science is now the only way forward for psychology

Next week the Guardian will be closing the Science Blog Network. We take a final look at the journey psychology has made toward becoming a robust and mature science → Read More

Mindless eating: is there something rotten behind the research?

A storm of retractions, corrections, data irregularities and controversy over duplicate publication are destroying the credibility of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab. It’s time for the university to be open about what’s going on → Read More

Clinical trials revolution could change the future of medical research

With the stakes in clinical research so high, today sees the launch of a new and much-needed way of reporting clinical trials → Read More

From protoscience to proper science: The path ahead for psychology

Transforming psychology into a mature science will require an uncompromising commitment to robustness and transparency. No exceptions, no special pleading, and no excuses → Read More

Fresh concerns raised over academic conduct of major US nutrition and behaviour lab

With eleven publications already under scrutiny, new evidence emerges of duplicate publication and data irregularities in the work of Professor Brian Wansink → Read More

Change blindness: can you spot the difference?

Mind gamers, put your attentional capacity to the test → Read More

The things you hate most about submitting manuscripts

A few days ago I asked the twittersphere what rubs people up the wrong way when it comes to submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed academic journals. Oh let us count the ways. From the irritation of having to reformat references to fit some journal’s arbitrary style, to consigning figures and captions to the end of a submission as though it really is still 1988, to the pointlessness of cover… → Read More

Are we finally getting serious about fixing science?

Chris Chambers: Biomedical research has faced criticism for being unreliable, but today’s report from the Academy of Medical Sciences might change all that → Read More

The first imperative: Science that isn’t transparent isn’t science

Chris Chambers and Brian Nosek: Today we launch a new initiative to promote ‘open science’ or as we hope to one day call it, ‘science’ → Read More

How can we best assess the neuropsychological effects of violent video game play?

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: We’re issuing a call for pre-registered scientific studies that will help us understand how playing violent video games affect our behaviour → Read More

The psychology of mass government surveillance

Chris Chambers: A poll by Amnesty International and Yougov reveals the public response to government surveillance. → Read More

The games we play: A troubling dark side in academic publishing

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: An autism researcher and an Oxford professor have exposed what appears to be a substantial case of academic malpractice, highlighting the vital role of peer review and the dangers faced by whistle-blowers → Read More

Science and health news hype: where does it come from?

Our research shows that most exaggeration in health-related science news is already present in the press releases issued by universities. As alarming as this is, it creates an opportunity to foster more accurate journalism → Read More

Violent video games research: consensus or confusion?

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: A new paper arguing that there is consensus that violent video games cause aggression highlights the pitfalls of academic peer review → Read More

Susan Greenfield: why is she reluctant to engage with 'mind change' critics?

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: The ‘mind change’ activist’s latest attempt to warn us about the dangers of modern technology highlights how arguments from authority should never trump arguments based on evidence → Read More

Facebook fiasco: was Cornell's study of ‘emotional contagion’ an ethics breach?

Chris Chambers: A covert experiment to influence the emotions of more than 600,000 people. A major scientific journal behaving like a rabbit in the headlights. A university in a PR tailspin → Read More

Physics envy: Do ‘hard’ sciences hold the solution to the replication crisis in psychology?

Chris Chambers: The physical sciences may be centuries ahead of psychology, but by listening and learning we have the chance to catch up → Read More

Psychology’s ‘registration revolution’

Chris Chambers: Moves to uphold transparency are making psychology more scientific → Read More

Is there any evidence of a link between violent video games and murder?

Pete Etchells and Chris Chambers: Journalists need to stop repeating baseless claims and scientists need to stop bickering → Read More

The changing face of psychology

Chris Chambers: After 50 years of stagnation, psychology is leading reforms that will benefit all life sciences → Read More