Psychological Science Accelerator: A Promising Resource for Clinical Psychological Science
ForfatterBeshears, Julie; Gjoneska, Biljana; Schmidt, Kathleen; Pfuhl, Gerit; Saari, Toni; McAuliffe, William H. B.; Steltenpohl, Crystal N.; Onie, Sandersan; Chartier, Christopher R.; Moshontz, Hannah
The Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA) is an international collaborative network of psychological scientists that facilitates rigorous and generalizable research. In this chapter, we describe how the PSA can help clinical psychologists and clinical psychological science more broadly. We first describe the PSA and outline how individual clinical psychologists can use the PSA as a helpful resource in numerous capacities: leading or contributing to clinical research or research with clinical relevance, building collaborative relationships, obtaining experience and expertise, and learning about systems and tools, particularly those related to open science practices, that they can adapt to their own research. We then describe how the PSA supports rigor and transparency at each stage of the research process. Finally, we discuss the challenges of the PSA’s large, collaborative approach to research.