Are Psychology Lab Tests Reliable?

A meta-analysis of psychological experiments published in “Perspectives on Psychological Science” has found that generally speaking, the world’s understanding of occupational psychology is solid. Analysing 82 previous meta-analyses that considered 217 lab-field experiments, Gregory Mitchell found that occupational psychology experiments showed a correlation with field observations of 0.82, which suggests we can be confident that occupational psychology is on solid ground.

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