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King’s College London enquiry into publications authored by Professor Hans Eysenck with Professor Ronald Grossarth- Maticek

In response to an open letter to Professor Edward Byrne, President and Principal of King’s College London, from David F Marks, Editor of the Journal of Health Psychology, and subsequent publication in the Journal of Health Psychology*, King’s convened a committee with an independent chair, to examine research papers authored by Professor Hans Eysenck with Professor Ronald Grossarth-Maticek which named the Institute of Psychiatry as an institutional affiliation.  The open letter stated that the publications of ‘immediate concern’ were those jointly authored by Eysenck and Grossarth-Maticek. These formed the baseline data and were the remit of the enquiry committee. The committee found the results of the papers to be unsafe, and King’s wrote to the editors of the journals concerned recommending retraction.   

*’Personality and fatal diseases: Revisiting a scientific scandal’, Pelosi, Journal of Health Psychology, 2019, DOI:10.1177/1359105318822045

Full report: King’s College London enquiry into publications authored by Professor Hans Eysenck with Professor Ronald Grossarth- Maticek (pdf 550KB)