The Leftist & Anti-White Bias of Social Psychology

It’s well known that social psychologists are overwhelmingly liberal in their politics—exactly three people in a crowd of 1000 at a psychology conference raised their hand when Jonathan Haidt asked how many identified as politically conservative. In fact, social psychology is a good example of Haidt’s concept of “tribal moral communities” that infest our political discourse on race, multiculturalism, gender, etc.  [Jussim’s book] is an extensive and painstaking refutation of a set of mistaken assumptions that have dominated social science research since the 1950s and continue to bias the thinking of most professionals in the field. It is a book for specialists—exhaustive and meticulously documented—but it systematically dismantles the illusions that helped give rise to today’s reflexive suspicion of Whites. …

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