Notice: PSPB Articles by Authors With Retracted Articles at PSPB or Other Journals: Stapel, Smeesters, and Sanna

David Funder, John M. Levine, Diane M. Mackie, Carolyn C. Morf, Simine Vazire, Stephen G. West

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Numerous articles by the social psychologists Diederick Stapel, Dirk Smeesters, and Lawrence Sanna have been retracted in several different journals. The present notice reports the results of an investigation into papers authored or coauthored by these individuals, and published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, that have not been retracted. The status of these papers range from data confirmed as legitimate by coauthors to, in many cases, being unknown as to their legitimacy. Given the lack of information in the latter cases, there is insufficient basis to recommend retraction at this time. Researchers using the results of these papers in their own work are advised to take the information reported in this notice into account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Diederick Stapel
  • Dirk Smeesters
  • Lawrence Sanna
  • counterfactual thinking
  • priming
  • retracted articles
  • self-efficacy
  • social dilemmas
  • temporal perspective
  • terror management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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