Lee Jussim, Ph.D., is a professor of social psychology and is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2013-14). He has served as chair of the Psychology Department at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan in 1987, and has been at Rutgers ever since. He has received the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, and the APA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology. He has published numerous articles and chapters and edited several books on social perception, accuracy, self-fulfilling prophecies, and stereotypes. His most recent book, Social Perception and Social Reality: Why Accuracy Dominates Bias and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, ties that work together to demonstrate that people are far more reasonable and rational, and their judgments are typically far more accurate than social psychological conventional wisdom usually acknowledges.
I launched this blog primarily to address issues surrounding flaws, biases, and distortions involved in research in social psychology, psychology, and the social sciences, and, secondarily, to bring well-established principles of social psychology to bear on real world issues.