BANNED BY PSYCHOLOGY TODAY! I submitted it there as a blog post and they took it down after I posted it. In 12 short hours, it had garnered well over 1000 views, a bullet of popularity in PsychTodayLand. In fairness to their takedown, this was definitely not their normal fare.


Another Academic Outrage Mob

The National Association of Scholars NASC (for short) is holding a conference on Fixing Science, to which I was invited as both a moderator of a panel and as a speaker. The conference is now being targeted by outrage mobs of academics, a topic I wrote about here: The Threat…


This essay is about tennis, but not just tennis. It is dedicated to anyone whose capabilities have ever been underestimated and unjustifiably dismissed.

In the first part of this tennis saga, I told the story of having been dismissed as a weak player by the Captain of my tennis team…


A Story of Tennis Rejection, Gentle Revenge, and Vindication

This is a true story. The names of the guilty have been changed; the names of the innocent are true. It is a tennis story but not just a tennis story. …


Here is a list of academics targeted for harm, i.e., punishment, by other academics for expressing ideas. Harm here refers not to vague allegations of unspecified damages, but real harms, such as being fired or having their papers retracted without evidence of fraud or rampant errors. Not all outrage mobs…


I just discovered ANOTHER academic petition attempting to censor a published paper for nothing but concocted empty “reasons” that amount to little more than “the work offended us.”

The petition was directed to the editor of the journal (ENeuro) and the head of the professional society that sponsors the journal…

Lee Jussim

Intellectual pirate and social psychologist

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