Sarah R. Schiavone

PhD Student, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

University of California, Davis


I am a PhD student in psychology at the University of California Davis and a member of the MetaMelb research group at the University of Melbourne. My research explores perceptions of scientists and scientific practices, evaluations of research quality (within and outside of traditional peer review), and changes in the characteristics and credibility of research published in social and personality psychology over time. I am also interested in the development of tools and guidelines to improve the peer review process and to aid researchers in identifying threats to the validity of psychological research.


  • Metascience
  • Percptions of scientists
  • Peer review & evaluation
  • Research practices


  • MS in Experimental Psychology, 2018

    University of Kentucky

  • BS in Psychology, 2015

    University of North Alabama

Recent Publications

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Credibility Beyond Replicability: Improving the Four Validities in Psychological Science

Psychological science has seen an explosion of metascientific work on improving research practices, especially in the area of …


Atheists represent an inconspicuous minority, identifiable only by their disbelief in God(s). Despite being highly stigmatized and …