Meet: Lee Jussim, Social Psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University

Lee Jussim is a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Here’s a general overview of Jussim and his research[1] (footnotes mine):


I am a social psychologist and Distinguished Professor at Rutgers New Brunswick’s Psychology Department.  I have served as Department Chair twice (2010-2013; 2018-2022).  I am a founding member of Heterodox Academy,[2] the Academic Freedom Alliance[3], and the Society for Open Inquiry in the Behavioral Sciences[4].  My active lab typically includes 5-15 undergraduate research assistants (freshman and sophomores welcome) and 2-3 graduate students.  I am looking to admit a new graduate student to start Fall 2022.

Research Overview

My research is on stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination; political radicalization; and identification and reform of suboptimal scientific practices in social science.

In addition to Jussim’s publications on elements of social perception, Jussim critically analyses the research behind some core concepts of Diversity and Inclusion; e.g. diversity,[5] microaggressions,[6] and unconscious bias training.[7]

You’ll find links to both professional and popular publications on Jussim’s website. But you might want to go directly to the following forums:

*Here you will find Jussim’s recent letter of resignation from Psychology Today.

  • The Dark Pirate Jussim @PsychRabble, Twitter.


[1] Lee Jussim, Professor, “About,” Rutgers University,, accessed September 29, 2022.

[2]Heterodox Academy,, accessed September 29, 2022.

[3]”Mission of the Academic Freedom Alliance,” Academic Freedom Alliance,, accessed September 29, 2022.

[4]Society for Open Inquiry in the Behavioural Sciences (SOIBS),, September 29, 2022.

  • Founded by Steven Pinker

[5]Jussim, L. (in press). Diversity is diverse: Social justice reparations and science.  Perspectives on Psychological Science.

[6]Cantu, Edward and Jussim, Lee, Microaggressions, Questionable Science, and Free Speech (February 1, 2021). Texas Review of Law & Politics, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:

  • This paper is available for download or to read in your browser.

[7]Lee Jussim, “Is Implicit Bias Training Useless?,” Rabble Rouser, Psychology Today, one 13, 2021,, accessed September 29, 2022.


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