Two Faces of Social-Psychological Realism: A Commentary on ‘Social Perception and Social Reality’ (With Julie Y. Huang) (2017)

(First Author, with Julie Y. Huang.) 2017. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Link]

Abstract: This commentary places Jussim (2012) in dialogue with sociological perspectives on social reality and the political-academic nature of scientific paradigms. Specifically, we highlight how institutions, observers, and what is being observed intersect, and discuss the implications of this intersection on measurement within the social world. We then identify similarities between Jussim’s specific narrative regarding social perception research, with noted patterns of scientific change.