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(Home page updated 12/3/14; other pages updated periodically)

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Advanced Praise:

“Are stereotypes often accurate? It's an empirical question, not a moral one, and Lee Jussim is one of the very few scientists who have the guts to treat it as such. This important book will change how you think about stereotypes. It should be required reading for anyone who wants to study prejudice, or reduce it.”
    - Jonathan Haidt, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

 “Lee Jussim is the pre-eminent neo-realist in social psychology today. In this book, he makes a compelling and impassioned case for the idea that ordinary people get many of their social perceptions and judgments right... As much as Jussim’s work is an apologia for the common man and woman, it is an indictment of the fault-finding research program that dominates the field and the textbooks.”
    - Joachim I. Krueger, Professor of Psychology, Brown University

“What a terrific book! For many decades, psychological research has lured observers into believing that biased reasoning is both rampant in everyday life and profoundly dangerous. Lee Jussim meticulously dissects that literature and issues a startling corrective to conventional wisdom...”
    - Jon A. Krosnick, Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor of Communication, Political Science, and Psychology, Stanford University

 “This delightful book... develops a carefully documented and nuanced argument that human judgment is more sensible than the research literature often makes it appear.”
    - David Funder, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside

 “Lee Jussim poses fundamental and long ignored questions about ... social judgment. Moreover, he is coming up with answers that just might require rewriting big sections of social psychology textbooks.”
    - Philip Tetlock, Leonore Annenberg University Professor, Department of Psychology, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

“Social psychologists delight in showing us our biases ... in perceiving individuals and groups. Jussim shows that in fact our biases are small, and our social perceptions largely accurate. He does this in the voice of the guy next door, amazed that the kings of social psychology are wearing no clothes.”
    - Clark McCauley, author of Why Not Kill Them All?: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder, and of Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us


Research Opportunities for Undergraduates (including instructions for final paper)

Information for those applying to Rutgers' Social Psychology Graduate Program to Work with Me

Statement on Diversity and Career Development of Students

Letters of Recommendation  

The Social Perception Lab, including current Graduate and Undergraduate Students, and Recent Graduates & Ph.Ds.

My Vita

My Life

Work In Progress
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