Accused. Jens Förster said he's the victim of "an incredible witch hunt."

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Accused. Jens Förster said he's the victim of "an incredible witch hunt."

Fresh Misconduct Charges Hit Dutch Social Psychology

Based on a statistical analysis of a published paper, a national research integrity panel in the Netherlands has found evidence of data manipulation in the work of Jens Förster, a social psychologist at the University of Amsterdam. It is the third affair in Dutch social psychology since 2011. Förster, who enjoys an excellent reputation in the field, denies the charges and says he feels "like the victim of an incredible witch hunt."

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