A fellow emailed me asking for help on what to start reading to learn psychology and stats. The replication crisis means that most older psychology introductions should be viewed with distrust, and the various new streams in stats means that much of the stuff in stats textbooks, while not wrong, is less than optimal. In the optimal world, there would be a new textbook on various psychology topics that covered all the important ideas that failed replication (stereotype threat, growth mindset etc.),  and especially the things that did not fail (stereotype accuracy, IQ testing, behavioral genetics [not candidate or GxE]). Unfortunately, this doesn’t exist yet. However, the below are a reasonable start in my opinion.

Psychology:

I’m open to recommendations that cover more subfields, but I’m not aware of any post-crisis introduction to e.g. social psychology.

Stats:

Bonus, for genomics I recommend:

0 Comments

Leave a Reply