My research focuses on relations between social perception and social reality. Much of this research has addressed interpersonal expectancies, stereotypes, and prejudice. I am nearing completion on a book that argues that much of the traditional psychological emphasis on the pervasiveness of bias and self-fulfilling prophecies is distorted, oversold, and overblown, that accuracy is one of the largest effects in social psychology (and one of the most pervasively ignored), and that the traditional social psychological depiction of stereotypes as unjustified, exaggerated, irrational, and rigidly resistant to change is itself unjustified, exaggerated, irrational, and rigidly resistant to change.
Current empirical projects involve: (1) identifying when, how, and how much stereotypes influence how people perceive individuals from the stereotyped group; (2) developing a Political Correctness Scale for assessing people's willingness to lie in order to appear unprejudiced; (3) assessing relations between anti-Semitism and attitudes towards Israel.
- Jussim, L. (2012). Social perception and social reality: Why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophecy. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Ashmore, R. D., Jussim, L., & Wilder. D. (Eds.). (2001). Social identity, intergroup conflict, and conflict reduction. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Ashmore, R. D., & Jussim, L. (Eds.). (1997). Self and identity: Fundamental issues. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Lee, Y. T., Jussim, L., & McCauley, C. R. (Eds.). (1995). Stereotype accuracy: Toward appreciating group differences. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Cohen, F., Jussim, L., Harber, K., & Bhasin, G. (2009). Modern anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli attitudes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97, 290-306.
- Jussim, L., & Harber, K. D. (2005). Teacher expectations and self-fulfilling prophecies: Knowns and unknowns, resolved and unresolved controversies. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 9, 131-155.
- Jussim, L., Harber, K. D., Crawford, J. T., Cain, T. R., Cohen, F. (2005). Social reality makes the social mind: Self-fulfilling prophecy, stereotypes, bias, and accuracy. Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems, 6, 85-102.
- Jussim, L. (2005). Accuracy: Criticisms, controversies, criteria, components, and cognitive processes. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 1-93. [Note: See http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~jussim/Accuracy_Advances_Jussim_II.pdf for Part II of article.]
- Jussim, L., Eccles, J., & Madon, S. J. (1996). Social perception, social stereotypes, and teacher expectations: Accuracy and the quest for the powerful self-fulfilling prophecy. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 29, 281-388.
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