Toward a More Self-Correcting Psychological Science

How to make psychology the true science it has always aspired to be.

Is Psychology a "Self-Correcting" Science?

Is psychology a science? If so, where is the "scientific self-correction"?

Mandatory Implicit Bias Training Is a Bad Idea

Mandatory implicit bias training is all the rage. And seriously counterproductive.

The Psychology of the New McCarthyism

On the rising threat to science and basic human rights in America.

Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers

If there are bona fide gender differences in preferences and interests, equal opportunities may never translate into equal outcomes.

What's With the Emerging Gender Gap in Social Psychology?

Are you concerned about the gender gap in scientific fields, because such gaps reflect discrimination? Then you might want to consider this.

Gender Bias in Science?

Where is the biggest, baddest, bias in social science on politicized topics?

Gender Bias in Science or Biased Claims of Gender Bias?

Where is the bias? Is it in the sexism of scientists or in the politics of those proclaiming sexism in science?
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Graduate Student's Revenge (Corrections in Red)

On the inherently exasperating nature of relationships between graduate students and their advisors, and the even more exasperating nature of scientific publishing in psychology.

A Climate Scientist's Talk at the March for Science

A climate scientist speaks at the march for science in a way that acknowledges the limitations to science, and the value of skepticism and alternative views.

Report From NYC Satellite March for Science

The Satellite March for Science was 99% about Science, Not "Social Justice"

Why I am Marching in the March for Science

Two reasons to march in The March for Science.

Rabble Rouser Goes Twitter

Scientific psychology, social psychology, scientific dysfunction, the psychology of scientific integrity, science reform, in a nutshell, on a daily basis.

Social Psychology of Democracy, Wisdom

What makes for a strong democracy? The Founders (and a few others) weigh in, with some surprising insights.

The Social Psychology of Democracy

Why and how do democracies fail and become autocracies? What are the social and psychological phenomena leading people to lose faith in democracy and support tyrannies?

To My Undergraduate Class on the Election

A sociologist committed to political diversity in academia "talks" to his undergraduate class about the election.

The Science Reform Effort and Its Discontents

A controversial essay by a former President of the Association for Psychological Science has evoked trenchant responses from science writers around the web.

Three Cheers for Methodological Terrorists

A political scientist argues that statistical and methodological criticism is central to improving psychological research, and that stigmatizing such critiques is deeply misguided.

What Is Wrong With Social Psychological Science?

The dysfunctions in psychological science go way beyond replication

How Is Incivility Related to Scientific Integrity?

Psychological science is in distress. Studies fail to replicate at what some consider an alarming rate. Its statistics and methods are a mess. And its scientists behave badly.

Psychology of Scientific Integrity: Graduate Syllabus

Scientific fields from biomedicine to psychology are a mess. How bad? No one really knows. Maybe it is not that bad. Maybe it is awful.

Is It Offensive to Declare a Psychological Claim Wrong?

You might think that scientists just let the data speak. Instead, if what the data say is, "Your pet theory or claim is wrong," many scientists get very defensive and hostile.

Psychology of Scientific Integrity: Undergraduate Syllabus

Psychological science is a mess. How bad of a mess? No one knows. Here is the actual syllabus for my undergraduate course, The Psychology of Scientific Integrity.

What Explains Demographic Gaps? Simpson's Paradox

Racial, gender, and other gaps do not always reflect discrimination

The Rules of Engagement in Controversial Discourse

How to engage in civll discourse on controversial topics without really having to try all that hard.

D.W. Sue: Microaggressions Are NOT Always Racism

Promoter of the term "microaggression" regrets its weaponization and chilling effect on campus free speech.

Hard Truths and Half-Truths about Race on Campus, Part III

Racial differences in achievement are large, "microaggressions" have been weaponized, humility and forgiveness without witch hunts, and a correction.

Hard Truths and Half-Truths about Race on Campus, Part II

Stereotype threat research and the validity of standardized tests: A tale of overselling and science denialism (by social scientists!)

Hard Truths and Half-Truths About Race on Campus, Part I

"Affirmative action" does not require preferential selection (and is NOT color blind); protests calling for quotas are especially misguided.