A Final Word on Train Wrecks

Jeffrey W. Sherman, Andrew M. Rivers

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We identify the main themes raised in the commentaries and respond. To summarize: Yes, there were problems with social priming (and most other psychological) research; yes, the definition of social priming matters; no, cherry-picking specific studies to replicate does not amount to a systematic examination of the relevant research; yes, within-subjects social priming studies are robust; yes, it is wrong to conflate research reproducibility and misconduct; and, yes, it was personal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Inquiry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2021


  • Priming
  • social priming
  • train wreck

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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