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
InstitutionsUniversity of Virginia
ThesisModerators of the relationship between implicit and explicit attitudes (2002)
Doctoral advisorMahzarin Banaji

Brian Arthur Nosek is an American social psychologist, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, and the co-founder and director of the Center for Open Science.[1] He has been on the faculty of the University of Virginia since 2002.[2]


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]


  1. ^ APSSC (2014). "Champions of Psychological Science: Brian Nosek". Observer. Association for Psychological Science. 27 (5). Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "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.

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