• Van Bavel et al. expressed their faith in social and behavioural science. • IJzerman et al. questioned van Bavel et al. conclusions. • We discuss these two views by defending maturity of behavioural science. • We conclude that social science is largely beneficial in times of a crisis.
A recent paper questioned the suitability of the whole discipline to provide evidence for policy. The claim is unjustified and unworldly.
Replications will not help: The paradoxes motivating Prospect Theory still don't tell us much about human risk-preferences