Perspectives on Psychological Science is pleased to announce the launch of two new Registered Replication Report projects. You can get more information about each project, view the protocol, and download the application to participate from the links below (it's a short form that you would submit through the Perspectives manuscript submission system).
1) A replication of a seminal study of the facial feedback hypothesis of emotion: Strack, F., Martin, L. L., & Stepper, S. (1988). Inhibiting and facilitating conditions of the human smile: a nonobtrusive test of the facial feedback hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 54(5), 768-777.
2) A replication of a critical experiment on how commitment affects reactions to betrayal in close relationships: Finkel, E. J., Rusbult, C. E., Kumashiro, M., & Hannon, P. A. (2002). Dealing with betrayal in close relationships: Does commitment promote forgiveness? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 956-974.
If you are interested in participating in either of these projects, please review the protocol on the linked sites. Then, follow the instructions on the "How To Participate" tab.
If you have questions about the project after you have reviewed the materials, you can email replicati...@gmail.com. When emailing, please put either "Strack RRR" or "Finkel RRR" in the subject line of your message to make clear which RRR project you are asking about.
Please feel free to forward this message or the links to other researchers who might be interested. The deadline to submit your application to participate is March 27. If enough labs contact us before that deadline, though, we might close submissions early.
Daniel J. Simons, Special Associate Editor
Perspectives on Psychological Science