The Temporal Doppler Effect may not be a robust and culturally universal phenomenon
Is the past farther than the future? A registered replication and test of the time-expansion hypothesis based on the filling rate of duration
Recommendation: posted 06 October 2022, validated 07 October 2022
Ostojic, L. (2022) The Temporal Doppler Effect may not be a robust and culturally universal phenomenon. Peer Community in Registered Reports, 100274. https://doi.org/10.24072/pci.rr.100274
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Level of bias control achieved: Level 6. No part of the data or evidence that was used to answer the research question existed prior to Stage 1 in-principle acceptance.
- Advances in Cognitive Psychology
- Experimental Psychology
- Journal of Cognition
- Peer Community Journal
- Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice
- Royal Society Open Science
- Swiss Psychology Open
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Evaluation round #1
DOI or URL of the report: https://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/pb47n
Author's Reply, 04 Oct 2022
Decision by Ljerka Ostojic, posted 03 Oct 2022
Dear Dr. Zhang,
Many thanks for submitting the Stage 2 report 'Is the past farther than the future? A registered replication and test of the time-expansion hypothesis based on filling rate of duration'. The stage 2 report has now been seen by the two original reviewers (i.e., the two reviewers who had also reviewed the stage 1 report).
Before the stage 2 report can be recommended in PCI-RR, one of the reviewer notes that you need to include the URL to the repository where you have archived your study data and materials.
In addition to the above, I have a few suggestions for edits:
1. In the abstract, you state 'Moreover, the filling rate of duration was significantly higher in the past than in the future, as predicted, but was negligibly (study 1) or negatively (study 2) correlated with psychological distance." I am unsure whether this is the best way to summarise the results of the correlations as shown in the results of study 1 (p. 19: 'Psychological distance was not significantly correlated with either the filling rate of duration (...) or the number of errands and events (...). However, psychological distance showed a significant correlationb with the length of errands and events (...). Therefore, our hypothesis was not fully supported.) and would suggest you describe the results of study 1 regarding the correlations in questions here in the abstract more clearly.
2. On page 21, in the very last row, where you write 'Thus, our hypothesis is not supported.' - everywhere else you wrote in the past tense, so please consider editing the 'is' here to 'was'.
3. On page 22, in the discussion (first paragraph), it says 'However, no significant correlation between psychological distance and the filling rate of duration was observed.' This is in reference to Study 1, which is obviously correct with regards to filling rate of duration as the variable, however your results were more complicated given the other variables, so it may be worthwhile to expand this part of the discussion a little and summarise the whole range of results for study 1.
4. On page 22, the last sentence says 'To the best of our knowledge, no such opposite results have been reported in any published TDE literature.'. Personally, I would suggest you delete this sentence, as it is not necessary, and - in the absence of presenting the results of a systematic review - also not really informative.
Reviewed by anonymous reviewer 1, 04 Sep 2022
Reviewed by Chris Chambers, 22 Sep 2022
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