On Wednesday 13th March 2013, Keith Laws (Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology) and Rupert Read (philosopher) participated in a live discussion on BBC Radio 3's 'Night Waves' programme, on the subject of psychology as science.
In part, the debate was inspired by the recent publication of Laws' open-access paper 'Negativland
', which argues for the importance of improving psychology by publication of null and repeat findings.
The discussion has been made available online over at BBC Radio and should be listened to before reading further: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r5ps2 …
(starts around 33mins, or try this if you have problems: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016bhzx …
When it came to Twitter, things were very amicable between the two gentlemen: