Brian Nosek

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Brian Arthur Nosek
Alma materCalifornia Polytechnic State University, Yale University
Spouse(s)Bethany Teachman
AwardsFellow of the Association for Psychological Science
Scientific career
FieldsPsychology, Metascience
InstitutionsUniversity of Virginia
ThesisModerators of the relationship between implicit and explicit attitudes (2002)
Doctoral advisorMahzarin Banaji

Brian Nosek is co-Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Open Science, which seeks to enable open and reproducible research practices through its Open Science Framework. Nosek is also a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2002.

He co-founded Project Implicit,[1] an multi-university collaboration for research and education investigating implicit cognition—thoughts and feelings that occur outside of awareness or control. Brian investigates the gap between values and practices, such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one's intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest include implicit bias, decision-making, attitudes, ideology, morality, innovation, and barriers to change. Nosek applies this interest to improve the alignment between personal and organizational values and practices. In 2015, he was named one of Nature's 10 and was included in the Chronicle for Higher Education Influence list.


Nosek received his BS from California Polytechnic State University in 1995, and his MS, MPhil, and PhD from Yale University in 1998, 1999, and 2002, respectively.[2]


In 2011, Nosek and his collaborators set up the Reproducibility Project, with the aim of trying to replicate the results of 100 psychological experiments published in respected journals in 2008.[3] In 2015, their results were published in Science, and found that only 36 out of the 100 replications showed statistically significant results, compared with 97 of the 100 original experiments.[4][5] In 2014 Nosek was guest-editor of a special issue of the journal Social Psychology dedicated to the publication of preregistered replications.[6] In 2018, Nosek was awarded, alongside Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald, with a Golden Goose Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their work on implicit bias.[7]

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  1. ^ Project Implicit website
  2. ^ "Brian Nosek CV" (PDF). Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  3. ^ Bishop, Dorothy (28 August 2015). "Psychology research: hopeless case or pioneering field?". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  4. ^ Open Science, Collaboration (28 August 2015). "PSYCHOLOGY. Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science" (PDF). Science. 349 (6251): aac4716. doi:10.1126/science.aac4716. PMID 26315443.
  5. ^ Yong, Ed (27 August 2015). "How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?". The Atlantic. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  6. ^ Vedantam, Shankar (19 May 2014). "Why Reporting On Scientific Research May Warp Findings". NPR. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  7. ^ "2018: Implicit Bias, Explicit Science". The Golden Goose Award. Retrieved 2019-12-13.

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