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Failing the future: Three unsuccessful attempts to replicate Bem’s ‘retroactive facilitation of recall’ effect

Ritchie, Stuart J.; Wiseman, Richard and French, Christopher C.. 2012. Failing the future: Three unsuccessful attempts to replicate Bem’s ‘retroactive facilitation of recall’ effect. PLoS ONE, 7(3), e33423. ISSN 1932-6203 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Nine recently reported parapsychological experiments appear to support the existence of precognition. We describe three pre-registered independent attempts to exactly replicate one of these experiments, ‘retroactive facilitation of recall’, which examines whether performance on a memory test can be influenced by a post-test exercise. All three replication attempts failed to produce significant effects (combined n = 150; combined p = .83, one-tailed) and thus do not support the existence of psychic ability.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0033423

Keywords:

Precognition Replication

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology
Psychology > Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit (APRU)
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

DateEvent
14 March 2012Published

Item ID:

7055

Date Deposited:

25 May 2012 15:35

Last Modified:

03 Aug 2017 10:30

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/7055

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