Violations of the scientific ethos in social psychology

In this video, I give a particularly astounding example of fraud in social science research perpetrated by Diederick Stapel, formerly the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University, a prestigious Dutch university. This incident – or rather series of incidents – is unfortunately just one symptom of broader transparency and accountability issues in the scientific community. As you watch, think about how a case like Stapel’s could have happened and what we can do as scientists to prevent it from happening again.