Communication of results for laymen


How can we communicate findings from psychological studies in such a way that they can also be understood and used by the general population? In this workshop we will discuss how results from psychological studies can be communicated in an accessible, generally understandable and at the same time scientifically correct way. We will show you easy-to-implement rules for a form of scientific communication that is "open to all" in the spirit of Open Science. These rules are part of a guideline developed at ZPID with evidence-based criteria for accessible communication of psychological findings. Together, we will practice communicating results from psychological studies in a generally understandable way using some examples. In a subsequent reflection phase, we will discuss the issues and challenges that arose in the process and what implications the desire to open science "to all" may have for research and publication practice.



Anita Chasiotis is head of the project "PLan Psy" at ZPID. The project develops evidence-based guidelines for generally understandable short summaries of psychological meta-analyses ("KLARtexte").

Marlene Stoll is concerned with risk of bias in research and scientific integrity. In her PhD thesis she worked on the topic of disclosure of conflicts of interest in medicine from a psychological perspective. She works in the project "PLan Psy" at ZPID.