Racial and Political Gaps

Newspaper editorials and some interesting scholarly developments suggest that the fight against political bias is actually having some influence.

What Explains Racial, Gender, and Other Group-Based Gaps?

Racial and gender gaps are everywhere. So are social class gaps, political gaps, and all sorts of other gaps. Does discrimination cause all gaps? (Spoiler: Probably not)

Rabble Rouser Roundup: Campus Free Speech Widely Threatened

Roundup of alternative perspectives and controversies bearing down on campuses around the country.

Are Most Published Social Psychology Findings False?

Social psychology is riddled with failures to replicate and, possibly, questionable research practices. How bad is it?

Is Stereotype Threat Overcooked, Overstated, and Oversold?

How to sell weak and equivocal results as Amazing World Changing findings. (Hint: "Airbrush" data so they tell a beautiful egalitarian story even when they do not).

When Is a Feminist Not a Feminist?

Some sex differences (as quantitative mean differences, just like in experiments) in social and psychological life will continue as long as we remain human.

Introducing Heterodox Academy

Fighting "Mirror Image McCarthyism" and Advancing Political Diversity on Campuses

Mostly Leftist Threats to Mostly Campus Speech

Social justice, trigger warnings, microagressions -- mounting threats to freedom of speech on campuses and elsewhere

Women in Science, What Explains Gaps, Part II

The nearly obsessive emphasis on discrimination as THE source of the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields among social scientists is not wrong, but it is misplaced. The gap comes from many difference sources. Ignoring those does women a disservice.

Women in Science: What Explains Gaps? Part I

A guest post by a female physicist argues against discrimination as the sole factor producing a gender gap in STEM and for scientific work practices that support raising families.

Political Diversity Will Improve Psychological Science

It is time that social psychology took proactive steps to make it less hostile and more inviting to nonliberals, and to upgrade the quality of its science in order to limit the role of political biases in distorting its conclusions

Conservative Feminism

If you want to be accepted by mainstream, contemporary feminism, you must identify as pro-choice, reject the reality of innate or biologically based gender differences or the concept of human nature, condemn traditional relationships and family dynamics, and subscribe to specific avenues for achieving gender equality and justice.

Contesting Leftist "Scientific" Narratives: Women's Voices

Women actually in science contest (in a nuanced manner) cherished social psychological narratives about the oppression and exclusion of women in science.

The Sexism in Science Controversies

Are scientific claims of sexism in science overstated?

Speed: Scientific Self-Correction versus Plate Tectonics

If psychological science is self-correcting, it is very very very hard to detect.

Sexism, Bias, Disadvantage, Science, and Integrity

A frank discussion about the existence of sexism and other biases distorting social psychology and STEM fields.

Sexism and Other Biases in Social Psychology

An upcoming conversation on sexism, bias, and the meaning of "disadvantage" in social psychology.

How to Encourage Non-Liberal Students in Psychology

How do you encourage non-liberal students to pursue careers in the social sciences? It is simple. Stop being hostile to them and their ideas. What a shock. If one creates an environment safe and supportive for all students, regardless of their politics, non-left students become interested in psychology.

Psychology's Political Diversity Problem

Psychological science has a bias problem.

Contempt for Conservatism, Religion, and History

Social scientists often express thinly-veiled contempt for conservatives. The “ideal” conservative is characterize as conventional, conforming, antihedonistic, authoritarian, punitive, ethnocentric, militaristic, dogmatic, superstitious, and antiscientific.

Liberal Bias Distorts Scientific Psychology (and Education)

The scientific pushback to the distorting effects of an overwhelmingly leftwing professorhood is gaining momentum. This entry provides links to resources that have scientifically documented the nature and extent of the problem, and have begun proposing remedies.

Stereotype Inaccuracy: A Belief Impervious to Data

Most stereotypes that have been scientifically studied are more accurate than nearly all scientific hypotheses in social psychology. Liberals love to rail against how supposedly anti-scientific conservatives are. Why, then, are liberals so impervious to the data?

Political Distortion of Science: Stereotype Inaccuracy?

Social scientists routinely declare stereotypes to be inaccurate without citing a SHRED of data -- a single empirical study -- that has assessed the accuracy of stereotypes. This entry: 1. Documents this odd phenomenon; 2. Objects to it; and 2. Seeks to understand it as a manifestation of leftwing political biases.

Disclaimer: Political Bias Is About Science

Liberal biases distort social psychological science. This is not because liberals are any less moral or competent than conservatives.

Political Bias as a Threat to Social Psychology

This post introduces a new series of blogs on Political Bias. My previous series focused primarily on personal experiences of hostility. In contrast, this series will focus on DATA that bears on political discrimination in social psychology, and on how conventional "wisdom" is routinely distorted in ways that reflect and seem to "justify" left wing worldviews.

How to Have Better and More Sex (Maybe)

How to maximize sexual satisfaction and frequency: Romance a feminist and, for men, don't do the chores.

How Are Stereotypes Like the Weather?

Why do so many scientists seem to jettison their logical and critical thinking skills when it comes to stereotypes?

Liberal Bias and (Lack of) Research on Jews?

A commenter recently asked, "Why is there so little research on stereotypes of Jews?" I do not know for sure, but I suspect that the answer includes how leftwing political biases influence the questions scientists ask.

Liberal Bias in Social Psychology: Personal Experience III

Hostility and apoplexy: Common responses to my presentation of research findings that challenge liberal worldviews and narratives.

More Stereotype Accuracy

A new study shows that personality differences in the different states broadly correspond with American regional stereotypes.