To-Do List

It is surprisingly difficult to find various academic slapfights and disagreements, and I have many other commitments that consume most of my time.  For these reasons, I have yet to write entries about the vast majority of notable slapfights and disagreements, but below is my to-do list for the immediate future.  If you know of any notable ones that are missing, feel free to leave a comment below or email me at  I’ll certainly add it to the list and try to cover it in a timely manner.

Notable Academic Slapfights

  • Journal of Management Papers on Self-Efficacy
    • On the Functional Properties of Perceived Self-Efficacy Revisited (Bandura, 2012)
    • Four Responses (Bledow, 2013; Jackson et al., 2012; Vancouver, 2012; Yeo & Neal, 2013)
    • On Deconstructing Commentaries Regarding Alternative Theories of Self-Regulation (Bandura, 2015)

Somewhere In Between

  • Retroactive Influences, Statistics, and Everything In Between
    • Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect (Bem, 2011)
    • Why Psychologists Must Change the Way They Analyze Their Data: The Case of Psi: Comment on Bem (2011) (Wagenmakers et al., 2011)
    • Must Psychologists Change the Way They Analyze Their Data? (Bem et al., 2011)

Notable Academic Disagreements

  • The Bell Curve Fiasco
    • The Bell Curve (1994)
    • Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns (1996, American Psychologist, 51(2))
    • Intelligence: Knows and Unknowns Responses (1997, American Psychologist, 52(1))
    • Never a Dull Moment (1997, American Psychologist, 52(1))

Journals with Article Formats Designed for Academic Slapfights and Disagreements

Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice

Journal of Organizational Behavior (Point/Counterpoint Articles)

American Psychologist (Certain Special Topics)

Psychological Science (Certain Special Topics)