Christopher Chartier, PSA featured in National Public Radio story A story about the work of the Psychological Science Accelerator, which originated with Ashland University Associate Professor of Psychology Christopher Chartier, has been featured in the National Public Radio's website, under health news.
It specifically speaks to the findings of a PSA research project, one which studied facial perception. That first study included just shy of 11,500 participants from 41 countries. Each participant rated 120 photos of racially and ethnically diverse faces on one of 13 traits such as trustworthiness, aggressiveness, meanness, intelligence and attractiveness.
The study, in which several AU students also participated, is the first conducted through the PSA, a global network of more than 500 labs in more than 70 countries. The accelerator, which launched in 2017, aims to redo older psychology experiments but on a mass scale in several different settings. The effort is one of many targeting a problem that has plagued the discipline for years: the inability of psychologists to get consistent results across similar experiments, or the lack of reproducibility.