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J Pers Soc Psychol. 2012 Dec;103(6):933-48. doi: 10.1037/a0029709. Epub 2012 Aug 27.

Correcting the past: failures to replicate ψ.

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  • 1Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Office 381-D, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.


Across 7 experiments (N = 3,289), we replicate the procedure of Experiments 8 and 9 from Bem (2011), which had originally demonstrated retroactive facilitation of recall. We failed to replicate that finding. We further conduct a meta-analysis of all replication attempts of these experiments and find that the average effect size (d = 0.04) is no different from 0. We discuss some reasons for differences between the results in this article and those presented in Bem (2011).

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