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Science Going Bad and How to Improve It

Mon, January 30, 2017
Dinner Program
Lee Jussim

Is science going off the rails? Lee Jussim will review scientific failures, and their causes, across the natural and social sciences, and will argue that promising solutions to counter this trend include intense skepticism, intellectual diversity, accountability, and transparency.

Lee Jussim is a social psychologist and former chair of psychology at Rutgers University. He led the Best Practices in Science Group at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2013-2015). His book Social Perception and Social Reality: Why Accuracy Dominates Self-Fulfilling Prophecy and Bias (Oxford University Press) received the American Publisher’s Association award for best book in psychology of 2012. He is a co-founder of the Heterodox Academy, which strives to increase viewpoint diversity in academia.

In addition to continuing his work on stereotypes, prejudice, and social perception, his current research focuses on the scientific study of how scientific processes lead to erroneous conclusions, and identifying processes that limit and rapidly correct such errors, and lead to more valid conclusions.

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