» 2nd Biennial Heterodoxy in Psychology Conference

The Conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel
in Orange, CA.

January 9-12, 2020

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Recently, psychologists have challenged the science and profession of psychology to become more intellectually diverse.  They point out that too often research, training, and practice in psychology is captured by particular ideological orthodoxies and is not welcoming of diverse ideas, particularly with respect to sociopolitical perspectives.  We are psychologists – including academics, students, and practitioners – united by our concern about ideological influences on psychological research and practice.  Ideological commitment limits the accuracy, robustness, and practical application of psychological research, impedes our ability to effectively serve diverse populations, and limits the field’s credibility with policymakers and the public.   

The Heterodoxy in Psychology Conference provides an interactive forum for the exchange of research and ideas that are ideologically and intellectually heterodox in the science, teaching, and practice of psychology and allied disciplines as well as ideas on how to foster and promote heterodox work.

Conference Agenda

Conference Planning Committee

Richard Redding, J.D., Ph.D. – Chapman University, Conference Organizer 
Michael Bailey, Ph.D. - Northwestern University
Glenn Geher, Ph.D. – State University of New York, New Paltz
Lee Jussim, Ph.D. - Rutgers University
Matthew Motyl, Ph.D. - Research Director, OpenMind
Julie Planke, M.S., - State University of New York, New Paltz
Catherine Salmon, Ph.D. - University of Redlands
Sally Satel, M.D., M.S. - American Enterprise Institute and Yale University

The Heterodoxy in Psychology Conference is an independent conference not organized or sponsored by Heterodox Academy or other entities. The content and views shared at this conference do not necessarily reflect the position or commitments of other organizations.

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Speakers and Panelists


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Drew Bailey, Ph.D. - University of California, Irvine
Michael Bailey, Ph.D. - Northwestern University
Cory Clark, Ph.D. – Durham University, United Kingdom
Peter Ditto, Ph.D. - University of California, Irvine
Craig Frisby, Ph.D. - University of Missouri
Glenn Geher, Ph.D. – State University of New York, New Paltz
Linda Gottfredson, Ph.D. - University of Delaware
Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Calvin University
Richard J. Haier, Ph.D - University of California, Irvine
Lee Jussim, Ph.D. - Rutgers University
Todd Kashdan, Ph.D. -George Mason University
Robert Larzelere - Oklahoma State University
Bandy Lee, M.D. - Yale University
Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D. - Emory University
Barbara Mellers, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Matthew Motyl, Ph.D. - Research Director, OpenMind
Richard Redding, J.D., Ph.D. - Chapman University
Catherine Salmon, Ph.D. - University of Redlands
Sally Satel, M.D., M.S. - American Enterprise Institute and Yale University
Azim Shariff, Ph.D. - University of British Columbia
Michael Shermer, Ph.D. - Chapman University and Skeptic Magazine
Phil Tetlock, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
Jonathan Wai, Ph.D. - University of Arkansas
Bo Winegard, Ph.D. - Marietta College
George Yancey, Ph.D. - Baylor University 


Conference Agenda

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Conference Hotel

Doubletree Hotel, Orange, CA

100 The City Drive Orange, CA 92868-3204

The Conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, CA.

We have arranged a special conference rate of just $175 per night at the Doubletree Hotel, but the number of rooms is limited so we urge you to register early with the hotel. 

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In addition, the following hotels are also close to the conference:

Hilton 777 West Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802 • (714) 750-4321

Ayres Hotel 200 The City Dr. N, Orange, CA 92868 • (714) 919-7940

Best Western 720 The City Dr. S, Orange, CA 92868 • (714) 740-2700

Travel Information

The closest airport is the John Wayne Airport in Orange County. It is about a 15-minute taxi ride from the airport to the hotel. The next closest airport is Long Beach Airport, which is about a 30-45 minute drive from the hotel.

Student Travel Grants

A limited number of partial or full travel grants (to cover plane fare, hotel, and/or conference registration) are available to advanced undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students who wish to attend the conference and are unable to secure full travel funding through other sources such as their university.

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Speaker Biographies

J. Michael BaileyJ. Michael Bailey, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Northwestern University

J. Michael Bailey grew up an ideological outcast near conservative Dallas Texas. He left home to pursue higher education, obtaining a BA in mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, but he returned to Texas for his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Bailey has mainly studied human sexual orientation–its causes, development, expression, and sex differences–although he has also published research on intelligence, childhood sexual abuse, paraphilias, and gender dysphoria. His research and teaching have led him to be the center of three high profile controversies. In 2003 his research was targeted by social conservatives as the prototypic example of government waste, because the research (on sex differences in sexual arousal patterns and their relation to sexual orientation) necessarily employed pornographic stimuli. (Articles from that research program have been cited more than 1,000 times.) Also in 2003 several prominent transwomen began a years-long campaign to ruin his career because they objected to his writing favorably about a scientific theory that explained most male-to-female transsexualism as erotically motivated. The campaign failed both to ruin the career or suppress the theory. In 2011 during an optional after-class event, Bailey unwisely granted the request of a small group of invited presenters to demonstrate a scientifically interesting phenomenon by performing an explicit sex act using a machine. Mercifully, he was not fired, despite intense reactions from alumni and others. Bailey’s intellectual and other experiences have led him to the following conclusions: First, issues regarding sexuality are often important but difficult for people to discuss rationally. Second, the Left is as likely the Right to let ideological and emotional issues interfere with dispassionate consideration of science and policy, although the Left and Right tend to have different blind spots. Third, it is crucial to cultivate present and future colleagues willing to, and capable of, reasonable scholarly debate on controversial topics.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Bailey, J. M. (2003). The man who would be queen: The science of gender-bending and transsexualism. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press
  • Baily, J.M., Vasey, P.L., Diamond, L. M., Breedlove, S. M., Vilain, E., Epprecht, M. (2016). Sexual orientation, controversy, and science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 17(2), 45-101.
  • Baily, J.M., Triea, K. (2007). What many transgender activists don’t want you to know: and why you should know it anyway. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 70 (4), 521- 534.
  • Baily, J.M., Shriver, A. (1999). Does childhood sexual abuse cause borderline personality disorder? Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 25:1, 45-57.

clarkCory Clark
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine

Cory Clark earned her Ph.D. from University of California, Irvine in 2014 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology at Durham University in the United Kingdom. She has two primary programs of research: (1) Political bias with a particular emphasis on how these biases influence scientific and empirical conclusions among laypeople and scholars alike and (2) Moral judgment with a particular emphasis on punitiveness and conceptions of moral responsibility. Her work has been featured in at least a few popular media outlets including the New York Times, National Public Radio, Mother Jones, and Quillette. She has written zero books and has won no particularly impressive awards to date, but she anticipates that this will start happening any day now. In addition to her academic work, she co-hosts a podcast, Psyphilopod, on psychology, philosophy, and politics.  Follow her on Twitter @ImHardcory.

  Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Ditto, P. H., Liu, B., Clark, C. J., Wojcik, S., Chen, E., Grady, R., Celniker, J., & Zinger, J. (2019). At least bias is bipartisan: A meta-analytic comparison of selective interpretation bias in Liberals and Conservatives. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 14, 273-291.
  • Ditto, P. H., Clark, C. J., Liu, B., Wojcik, S., Grady, R., Celniker, J., Chen, E., & Zinger, J. (2019). Partisan bias and its discontents. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 14, 304-316 .
  • Clark, C. J., Liu, B., Winegard, B. M., & Ditto, P. H. (2019). Tribalism is human nature. Current Directions in Psychological Science.
  • Clark, C. J., Winegard, B. M., Beardslee, J., Baumeister, R. F., & Shariff, A. F. (in press). Declines in religiosity predicted increases in violent crime—But not among countries with relatively high average IQ. Psychological Science.

  • Winegard, B. M., Clark, C. J., Hasty, C., & Baumeister, R. F. (under review). Low status groups as a domain of liberal bias.
  • Winegard, B. M., Clark, C. J., & Bunnel, E. (under review). The ideology of censorship.
  • Clark, C. J. & Winegard, B. M. (in press). Tribalism in war and peace: The nature and evolution of ideological epistemology and its significance for modern social science. Psychological Inquiry.

FrisbyCraig L. Frisby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Educational, School &
Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri

Craig Frisby has served as an Associate Editor for School Psychology Review, the official journal of the National Association of School Psychologists and Psychological Assessment, a journal published by the American Psychological Association. He is the co-editor of the Comprehensive Handbook of Multicultural School Psychology, and is the author of Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students: Data-based Guidelines for School Psychologists and other School Personnel. He is the co-editor of a handbook just published entitled Cultural Competence in Applied Psychology: Current Evaluation and Future Directions. He also serves as a member of the American Institutes for Research Test Screening Committee for Response to Intervention.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Frisby, C.L. & Henry, B. (2015). Science, politics, and best practice: 35 years after Larry P. Contemporary School Psychology, 19(3).
  • Frisby, C. (2009). Cultural competence in school psychology: Established or elusive construct? C.Reynolds & T. Gutkin (Eds). Handbook of School Psychology: Fourth Edition (pp. 855-885). New York, NY.: John Wiley.
  • Frisby, C. (2009). Positive psychology, culture, and schools. In R. Gilman & M. Furlong (Eds),
    Handbook of Positive psychology in the schools (pp. 447-462). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Frisby, C. (1999). Culture and test session behavior: Part I. School Psychology Quarterly, 14(3), 263-280.
  • Frisby, C. (1999). Culture and test session behavior: Part II. School Psychology Quarterly, 14(3), 281-303.

GeherGlenn Geher, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
State University of New York at New Paltz

Glenn Geher is the Founding Director of Evolutionary Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he has also served as the Chair of the President’s Free Speech Task Force. Glenn has published extensively in the field of evolutionary psychology, including the books Evolutionary Psychology 101 (Springer) and Mating Intelligence Unleashed (with Scott Barry Kaufman, Oxford), among several others. Glenn’s work has been covered widely in the mainstream media, including Newsweek, New York Times, The Atlantic, BBC Radio, CBS television, and more. As an academic and teacher, Glenn is a vocal advocate for first amendment rights and freedom of expression within the academy.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Geher, G. (2017). You’d never hire a behaviourist? At least be honest about it. Times Higher Education.
  • Glass, D. J., Wilson, D.S., & Geher, G. (2012). Evolutionary training in relation to human affairs is sorely lacking in higher education. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 4(2), 16-22.
  • Geher, G., Crosier, B., Dillon, H. M., & Chang, R. (2011). Evolutionary Psychology’s Place in
    Evolutionary Studies: A Tale of Promise and Challenge. Evolution: Education & Outreach, 4, 11-16.
  • Geher, G., & Gambacorta, D. (2010). Evolution is not relevant to sex differences in humans because I want it that way! Evidence for the politicization of human evolutionary psychology. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium, 2(1), 32-47.
  • Geher, G. (2006). Evolutionary psychology is not evil! … and here’s why…
    Psihologijske Teme (Psychological Topics); Special Issue on Evolutionary Psychology, 15, 181-202.
  • Geher, G. (2006). An Evolutionary Basis to Behavioral Differences between Cats and Dogs? An Almost-Serious Scholarly Debate. Entelechy: Mind and Culture.


gunnoeMarjorie Lindner Gunnoe, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, Calvin University

Marjorie Gunnoe investigates how family context (single-parent, stepparent, adoptive, ethnic, religious) interacts with parenting and child adjustment. At a time when studies of spanking were cross-sectional and almost exclusively mother-report, Gunnoe published the first multi-reporter, longitudinal analysis of the impact of spanking on children’s aggression. She was stupefied when conference attendees were more agitated by her results than excited by her method.

Gunnoe also authored one of the first studies on never-spanked youth and collaborated with Larzelere on the most sophisticated meta-analyses of spanking to date. More than 20 years after her naïve entre into the spanking debate, Gunnoe describes herself as not that interested in spanking per se, but still frustrated when philosophical convictions trump rigorous inquiry. Gunnoe’s research has been cited in Canadian and Israeli Parliamentary proceedings in connection with family discipline legislation.  

Representative Heterodox Publications

  • Gunnoe, M.L., & Mariner, C.L. (1997). Toward a developmental/contextual model of the effects of parental spanking on children's aggression. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 151(8), 768-775.
  • Gunnoe, M. L., & Hetherington, E.M. (2004). Stepchildren’s perceptions of noncustodial mothers and noncustodial fathers: Differences in socio-emotional involvement and associations with adolescent adjustment problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(4), 1-9.
  • Gunnoe, M.L., Hetherington, E.M., & Reiss, D. (2006). The differential impact of fathers’ authoritarian parenting on early adolescent adjustment in conservative Protestant vs. other families. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 589-596.
  • Gunnoe, M.L. (2013). Associations between parenting style, physical discipline, and adjustment in adolescent reports. Psychological Reports, 112(3), 933-975. Larzelere, R. E., Gunnoe, M. L., & Ferguson, C. J. (2018). Improving causal inferences in meta-analyses of longitudinal studies: Spanking as an illustration. Child Development, 89(6), 2038-2050.
  • Larzelere, R.E., Gunnoe, M.L., Ferguson, C.J., & Roberts, M.W. (2019). The insufficiency of the evidence used to categorically oppose spanking and its implications for families and psychological science: Comment on Gershoff et al. (2018). American Psychologist. 

Linda S. GottfredsonLinda S. Gottfredson
Professor Emerita of Education
University of Delaware

She has a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Dr. Gottfredson has been president of the International Society for Intelligence Research (ISIR) and received various awards for her research on intelligence, including ISIR’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Gottfredson has published over 110 scientific works and made over 140 national/international presentations. Most have explored how differences in people’s mental abilities, vocational interests, and other personal traits and circumstances affect their choices and life chances in today’s ever-more-complex world.[1] Many have analyzed the societal dilemmas that enduring individual and group differences in intelligence (g) create in democratic societies[2] as well as the political controversies that research on them ignites.[3] Some of her work details how critics of mainstream science on intelligence[4] have evolved new, more thuggish strategies to enforce an uncompromising equalitarian ideology[5] on the body politic as the science has revealed an ever more compelling interlocking network of evidence on g[6] that directly contradicts the tenets of extreme equalitarianism and shows how equalitarianism will harm its intended beneficiaries.[7] Several of Dr. Gottfredson’s works exposed the misuse of science to justify federal laws and policies that would have mandated racial quotas in hiring.[8]

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • [1] Gottfredson, L. S. (1997). Why g matters: The complexity of everyday life. Intelligence, 24(1), 79-132.
  • [2] Gottfredson, L. S. (2018). g theory: How recurring variation in human intelligence and the complexity of everyday tasks create social structure and the democratic dilemma. Pages 130-151 in R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), The nature of human intelligence. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • [3] Gottfredson, L. S. (2010). Lessons in academic freedom as lived experience. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 272-280.
  • [4] Gottfredson, L. S. (1997). Mainstream science on intelligence: An editorial with 52 signatories, history, and bibliography. Intelligence, 24(1), 13-23.
  • [5] Gottfredson, L. S. (2009). Logical fallacies used to dismiss the evidence on intelligence testing.  In R. Phelps (Ed.), Correcting fallacies about educational and psychological testing (pp. 11-65). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  • [6] Gottfredson, L. S. (2016). Hans Eysenck's theory of intelligence, and what it reveals about him, Personality and Individual Differences, 103, 116-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.04.036
    [7] Gottfredson, L. S. (2005). Suppressing intelligence research: Hurting those we intend to help. In R. H. Wright & N. A. Cummings (Eds.), Destructive trends in mental health: The well-intentioned path to harm (pp. 155-186). New York: Taylor and Francis.
  • [8] Gottfredson, L. S. (1996). Racially gerrymandering the content of police tests to satisfy the U.S. Justice Department: A case study. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 2(3/4), 418-446. 

haierRichard J. Haier
Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine

His Ph.D. in Psychology is from Johns Hopkins University; he was a Staff Fellow at the NIMH and on the faculty of Brown University. Dr. Haier pioneered the use of neuroimaging to study intelligence in 1988. He has 113 peer-reviewed research papers and he has given 153 presentations including invited lectures sponsored by the NSF, the National Academy of Sciences, DARPA, the European Molecular Biology Organization, and Cold Spring Harbor. In 2012 Dr. Haier’s research was featured on Nova Science Now. In 2013 he created a set of video lectures for The Great Courses, The Intelligent Brain. In 2016 he served as President of the International Society for Intelligence Research and became the current Editor-in-Chief of Intelligence. He has recently authored, The Neuroscience of Intelligence (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Website: richardhaier.com

Representative Heterodox Publications:

Lee JussimLee Jussim, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Rutgers University

Lee Jussim headed up the Best Practices in Science Group at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (2013-2015) and is a founding member of Heterodox Academy. 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. 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. He blogs as Rabble Rouser at Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rabble-rouser.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Crawford, J. T., & Jussim, L. (Eds.). (2018). The politics of social psychology. New York: Psychology Press.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J.T., Anglin, S. M., Chambers, J., Stevens, S. T., & Cohen, F. Stereotype accuracy: One of the largest and most replicable effects in all of social psychology. (2016). In T. Nelson (ed.), Handbook of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination (2nd ed), pp. 31-63. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Jussim, L., Crawford, J. T., Anglin, S. M., Stevens, S. T., & Duarte, J. L. (2016). Interpretations and methods: Towards a more effectively self-correcting social psychology. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 66, 116-133.
  • Duarte, J. L., Crawford, J. T., Stern, C., Haidt, J., Jussim, L., & Tetlock, P. (2015). Political diversity will improve social and personality psychological science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 1-13.
  • Jussim, L. (2012). Social perception and social reality: Why accuracy dominates bias and self-fulfilling prophecy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Robert LarzelereRobert E. (Bob) Larzelere, Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Parenting Research, Dept. of Human Development & Family Science, Oklahoma State University

Since 1986, Bob Larzelere’s research program on parental discipline has focused on two inter-related questions: (a) What alternative disciplinary tactics should we recommend instead of spanking? and (b) Are the adverse-looking outcomes of spanking causal effects or spurious correlations? With one important exception, his research has failed to find more effective alternatives than spanking, when studying the same families with the same methods. This includes the only statistically controlled longitudinal studies and the only meta-analysis that have compared child outcomes of spanking directly with those of alternative tactics. Trying to figure out why led to methodological publications documenting the intervention selection bias, longitudinal biases against corrective actions, contradictory results from the two major methods for analyzing change, and an article arguing that replications will not help cumulative scientific progress if they are due to a consistent systematic bias.  His main motivation is to improve the quality of parenting research. Children and families deserve the most objective science possible. 

His research has also focused on Diana Baumrind’s authoritative parenting, which combines positive parenting (nurturance and give-and-take communication) with appropriate demands and discipline, producing large long-term benefits for children. He has been especially interested in clarifying how disciplinary consequences enhance positive parenting to achieve these beneficial outcomes. The authoritative synthesis of positive parenting and appropriate discipline combines the strengths of parenting research in clinical psychology and child development into a more comprehensive understanding of optimal parental discipline.

Representative Heterodox Publications.

  • Larzelere, R. E., Lin, H., Payton, M. E., & Washburn, I. J. (2018). Longitudinal biases against corrective actions. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 6, 243-250.
  • Larzelere, R. E., Gunnoe, M. L., & Ferguson, C. J. (2018). Improving causal inferences in meta-analyses of longitudinal studies: Spanking as an illustration. Child Development, 89(6), 2038-2050.
  • Larzelere, R. E., Gunnoe, M. L., Roberts, M. W., & Ferguson, C. J. (2017). Children and parents deserve better parental discipline research: Critiquing the evidence for exclusively “positive" parenting. Marriage & Family Review, 53, 24-53. 
  • Larzelere, R. E., Cox, R. B., Jr., & Swindle, T. M. (2015). Many replications do not causal inferences make: The need for critical replications to test competing explanations of non-randomized studies. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 380-389.
  • Larzelere, R. E., Ferrer, E., Kuhn, B. R., & Danelia, K. (2010). Differences in causal estimates from longitudinal analyses of residualized vs. simple gain scores: Contrasting controls for selection and regression artifacts. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34, 180-189.
  • Larzelere, R. E., & Kuhn, B. R. (2005). Comparing child outcomes of physical punishment and alternative disciplinary tactics: A meta-analysis. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 8, 1-37.


Bandy Lee Bandy X.  Lee, M.D., M.Div.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale University

She is a forensic psychiatrist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work in correctional and public-sector settings, she was director of research for the Center for the Study of Violence, director or Yale’s Violence and Health Study Group, and leader of an academic collaborators group at the World Health Organization.  She has consulted with governments to set up violence prevention programs internationally and within the U.S., as well as helped to initiate reforms at New York City’s Rikers Island Correctional Center.  Her speaking up in public led her to becoming president of the World Mental Health Coalition and editing a New York Times bestseller by the title, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (Macmillan, 2017; 2019).  She teaches at Yale Law School and Yale College, published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, edited 13 academic books and journal special issues, and authored the textbook, Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2019).

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Gilligan J, Lee BX.  Beyond the prison paradigm: From provoking violence to preventing it by creating ‘anti-prisons’ (residential colleges and therapeutic communities).  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1036:300-324, 2004.
  • Lee BX, Gilligan J.  The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: Transforming an in-house culture of violence through a jail-based programme.  Journal of Public Health 27:149-155, 2005.
    Gilligan J, Lee BX.  The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: Reducing violent recidivism in the community through a jail-based initiative.  Journal of Public Health 27:143-148, 2005.
  • Lee BX, Kaaya SF, Mbwambo JK, Smith-Fawzi MC, Leshabari MT.  Detecting depressive disorder with the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25 in Tanzania.  International Journal of Social Psychiatry 54:7-20, 2008.
  • Lee BX, Young JL.  Building a global health ethic without doing further violence.  American Journal of Bioethics 12:59-60, 2012.
  • Lee BX, Wexler BE, Gilligan J.  Political correlates of violent death rates in the U.S., 1900-2010: Longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses.  Aggression and Violent Behavior 19:721-728, 2014.
  • Lee BX, Marotta PL, Blay-Tofey M, Wang W, de Bourmont S.  Economic correlates of violent death rates in forty countries, 1962-2008: A cross-typological analysis.  Aggression and Violent Behavior 19:729-737, 2014.
  • Lee BX, Leckman JF, Khoshnood K.  Violence, health, and South-North collaborations: Furthering an interdisciplinary agenda.  Social Science and Medicine 146:236-242, 2015.
  • Lee BX, Kjaerulf F, Turner S, Cohen L, Donnelly PD, Muggah R, Davis R, Realini A, Kieselbach B, MacGregor LS, Waller I, Gordon R, Moloney-Kitts M, Lee G, Gilligan J.  Transforming Our World: Implementing the 2030 Agenda through Sustainable Development Goal Indicators.  Journal of Public Health Policy 37S:13-31, 2016.
  • Gilligan J, Lee BX, Garg S, Blay-Tofey M, and Luo A.  A case for studying country regimes in the public health model of violence.  Journal of Public Health Policy 37S:133-144, 2016.
  • Lee BX, Sells D, Klimczak M, Barber C, DeMatteis-Lepore L.  Connecting criminal justice, mental health, and family support for better delivery of human services.  International Journal of Public Health 63:897-898, 2018.
  • Adlam J, Kluttig T, Lee BX (eds.).  Violent States and Creative States: From the Global to the Individual.  Vol.  1: Structural Violence and Creative Structures.  London: Jessica Kingsley, 2018.
  • Adlam J, Kluttig T, Lee BX (eds.).  Violent States and Creative States: From the Global to the Individual.  Vol.  2: Human Violence and Creative Humanity.  London: Jessica Kingsley, 2018.
  • Lee BX.  Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures.  New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.

scott O. LilienfeldScott O. Lilienfeld, Ph.D.
Samuel Chandler Dobbs Professor of Psychology
Emory University

Scott O. Lilienfeld is also a visiting Professor at the University of Melbourne in Australia. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He completed his clinical internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinics (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) from 1986-1987. He was a faculty member at the State University of New York at Albany from 1990 to 1994, when he joined the faculty at Emory University. Dr. Lilienfeld is Editor of the journal Clinical Psychological Science, Associate Editor of Archives of Scientific Psychology, and President of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. He also serves on the Executive Council of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, which publishes Skeptical Inquirer magazine. He has published over 350 manuscripts on personality disorders, dissociative disorders, psychiatric classification, pseudoscience in psychology, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Lilienfeld has received the David Shakow Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Clinical Psychology from American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12, the Ernest R. Hilgard Lifetime Achievement Award (for integrating psychology across subdisciplines) from APA Division 1, and the James McKeen Cattell Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Applied Psychological Science from APS. He is the author or co-author of 14 books, including 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology, which has been translated into over 20 languages, the introductory psychology textbook, Psychology: From Inquiry to Understanding, and Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Lilienfeld, S. O. (2017). Microaggressions: Strong claims, inadequate evidence. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 138-169.
  • Lilienfeld, S. O. (2017). Through a glass, darkly: Microaggressions and psychological science.
    Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12, 178-180.
  • Lilienfeld, S. O. (2015). Lack of political diversity and the framing of findings in personality and clinical psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e149 (commentary).
  • Satel, S., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2014). Addiction and the brain-disease fallacy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 4, 141.
  • Satel, S., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2013). Brainwashed: The seductive appeal of mindless neuroscience. New York: Basic Books.
  • Lilienfeld, S. O. (2010). Can psychology become a science? Personality and individual Differences, 49, 281-288.
  • Lilienfeld, S. O. (2006). The heuristic value of controversy in science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, 580-581 (commentary).
  • Lilienfeld, S. O. (2002). When worlds collide: Social science, politics, and the Rind et al. (1998) child sexual abuse meta-analysis. American Psychologist, 57, 176-188.
  • Lilienfeld, S.O. (2001, May/June). Science and politics, oil and water [Review of Morton Hunt’s The New Know-Nothings: The political foes of the scientific study of human nature]. Skeptical Inquirer, 26,

Barbara Mellers

Barbara A. Mellers

Heyman University Professor, the University of Pennsylvania, with cross-appointments in School of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School. Prior to that, I was a professor at the University of California Berkeley.

My training is in cognitive psychology. I study how and why people form beliefs, judgments and preferences. I take an experimental approach in which I manipulate and control variables, then build mathematical models to describe the underlying processes.  For years, I have worked with students and colleagues to explore what some view as “nuisance” variables, or variables that influence behavior but are absent from theories of rational decision making. Such variables include context effects (e.g., how do background stimuli shape judgments?; why does a basketball player look short on the court but tall at the cocktail party?) and response mode effects (e.g., when can we reverse responses by asking the  theoretically similar questions?; when is A preferred to B, but B is seen as having greater value than A?). I have also studied the effects of social and emotional variables on judgments and decisions, such as how anticipated and actual emotions influence choice, why some allocations of scarce resources are perceived as fair while others are not, and how our moods systematically change cooperative behavior in economic games. My aim is to understand how, when, and why people deviate from seemingly rational behavior.    

Understanding judgments and decisions is key to improving them. I now focus on the implications of decision errors. For example, I have shown that juries make more decision errors than most people find acceptable. If so, irreversible sentences (such as the death penalty) should be reconsidered. I have also worked with colleagues and students to improve the accuracy of human predictions of geopolitical and economic events. As Co-PI of the Good Judgment Project, I conducted large-scale field experiments to boost the accuracy of human forecasts. Using randomized control trials, we discovered that predictions are significantly more accurate with certain elicitation methods, with training of basic skills, with the selection of personnel who have certain cognitive styles and abilities, and with environments that are rich in information and social interaction. Forecasting is a skill that can be cultivated and is worth cultivating – and we now know the profiles of those who are regularly and systematically more accurate across a wide range of events.  

 Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Mellers, B. A., Ungar, L., Baron, J., Ramos, J., Gurcay, B., Fincher, K., Scott, S., Moore, D., Atanasov, P., Swift, S., Murray, T., & Tetlock, P. (2014). Psychological strategies for winning a geopolitical forecasting tournament. Psychological Science, 25, 1106-1115
  • Mellers, B., Stone, E., Murray, T., Minster, A., Rohrbaugh, N., Bishop, M., Chen, E., Baker, J., Hou, Y.,
  • Horowitz, M., Ungar, L., & Tetlock, P.(2015).  Identifying and cultivating superforecasters as a method of improving probabilistic predictions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 10, 267-281.
  • Mellers, B., Stone, E., Atanasov, P., Rohrbaugh, N., Metz, S.E., Ungar, L., Bishop, M., Horowitz, M.,
  • Merkle, E. & Tetlock, P. (2015).The psychology of intelligence analysis:    Drivers of prediction accuracy in world politics, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 21, 1-14.
  • Mellers, B. & Tetlock, P. (2019). From discipline-centered rivalries to solution-centered science.
  • Producing better probability estimates for policy-makers. American Psychologist, 74, 290-300.
  • Mellers, B., Tetlock, P. & Arkes, H. (2019). Forecasting tournaments, epistemic humility and attitude depolarization, Cognition, 188, 19-26.


Matt Motyl

Matt Motyl, Ph.D.
Research Director, Open Mind

Matt Motyl earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2014, and is the Executive Director of Civil Politics and the Research Director of OpenMind. He is a social psychologist who studies what makes communicating with others who hold different moral, political, or religious views so difficult, and what can be done to improve the quality of intergroup communication. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles in some of the top journals including Science, Journal for Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Perspectives on psychological Science. He was named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science for his “innovative work [that] has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their [his] continued contributions.” His research has been featured in many popular media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Mother Jones, Science, Nature, and on CBS, BBC World, and NPR.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Crawford, J. T., Brandt, M. J., Inbar, Y., Chambers, J. R., & Motyl, M. (2017). Social and economic ideologies differentially predict prejudice across the political spectrum, but social issues are most divisive. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 112, 383-412.
  • Frimer, J., Skitka, L. J., & Motyl, M. (2017). Liberals and conservatives are similarly motivated to avoid exposure to one another’s opinions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72, 1-12.
  • Motyl, M. (2016). Liberals and conservatives are geographically dividing. In P. Valdesolo & J. Graham (Eds.), Social Psychology of Political Polarization (pp. 7-37). New York, NY: Routledge.

Richard E. ReddingRichard E. Redding, J.D, Ph.D.
Ronald D. Rotunda Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Professor of Psychology and Education, and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development Chapman University

Richard E. Redding previously held faculty positions at Villanova University, Drexel University, and the University of Virginia (where he received his Ph.D. in psychology). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Bar Foundation, and has received awards for his work from the American Psychology-Law Society and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of peer-reviewed journals, served as a consultant to the U.S. Justice Department, and directed major R&D projects for the U.S. Justice and Defense Departments. Dr. Redding has published over 100 articles and book chapters, and his work is widely cited in scientific and legal journals. He specializes in forensic issues in criminal law and juvenile justice, the use of social science research in law and public policy, the ways in which sociopolitical attitudes influence how science is used in policymaking, and the role of sociopolitical attitudes in diversity and in professional as well as interpersonal relationships.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Redding, R. E. (2015). Sociopolitical insularity is psychology’s Achilles heel. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 38, 36-38.
  • Redding, R. E. (2013). Politicized science. Society, 50, 439-446.
  • Redding, R.E. (2012). Likes attract: The sociopolitical groupthink of (social) psychologists. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 512-515.
  • Herbert, J. A., & Redding, R. E. (2011, Sept/ Oct.). When the “shrinks” ignore science, sue them. Skeptical Inquirer, 1-4.
  • Redding, R. E. (2008). It’s really about sex: Same-sex marriage, lesbigay parenting, and the psychology of disgust. Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 18, 127-193.
  • Redding, R. E. (2001). Sociopolitical diversity in psychology: The case for pluralism. American Psychologist, 56, 205-215.

Catherine SalmonCatherine Salmon, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Redlands

Catherine Salmon received her BSc in Biology in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Psychology in 1997 from McMaster University. After a number of blissful years as a post-doctoral researcher at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, she fled the frozen north to join the faculty at the University of Redlands. She is the co-author (with Donald Symons) of Warrior Lovers: Erotic fiction, evolution and female sexuality and The secret power of middle children (co-authored with Katrin Schumann) and is currently working on a book on the founders of Evolutionary Psychology with Barry Kuhle (Scranton University). Her primary research interests include birth order/parental investment/sibling conflict, reproductive suppression and dieting behaviour, and male and female sexuality, particularly as expressed in pornography and other erotic genres. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief of Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and the treasurer of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Salmon, C., Diamond, A. (2012). Evolutionary perspectives on the context analysis of heterosexual and homosexual pornography. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, & Cultural Psychology, 6(2), 193-202.
  • Carroll, J., Johnson, J.A., et al. (2017). A cross-disciplinary survey of beliefs about human nature, culture,
    and science. Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture, 1(1), 1-32.

Sally L. SatelSally L. Satel, M.D., M.S.
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Lecturer in Psychiatry, Yale University

Sally Satel is also the staff psychiatrist at a local methadone clinic in Washington, D.C. She was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University from 1988 to 1993 and remains a lecturer at Yale. From 1993 to 1994 she was a Robert Wood Johnson policy fellow with the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. She received her M.D. degree from Brown University, her M.S. degree in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Dr. Satel has written widely in academic journals on topics in psychiatry and medicine, and has published articles on cultural aspects of medicine and science in numerous magazines and journals. She has testified before Congress on veterans’ issues, mental health policy, drug courts, and health disparities. Her recent book, co-authored with Emory psychologist Scott Lilienfeld is Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience (Basic, 2013). It was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles TimesBook Prize in Science.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Satel, S. (2017). Addiction and the brain-disease fallacy. Front Psychiatry.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24624096
  • Satel, S. and Lilienfeld S. O. Calling it ‘brain disease’ makes addiction harder to treat. Boston Globe https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2017/06/22/calling-brain-disease.../story.html
  • Drug treatment: The case for coercion (AEI Press 1999).
  • PC, M.D.: How political correctness is corrupting medicine (Basic Books 2001).
  • Satel, S. and Hoff Sommers, C. One nation under therapy (St. Martin’s Press 2005).
    The health disparity myth (AEI Press 2006).
  • When altruism isn’t enough: The case for compensating kidney donors (AEI Press 2009).

Azim ShariffAzim Shariff
Associate Professor
Canada 150 Research Chair of Moral Psychology, University of British Columbia.

Falling under the broad umbrella of morality, his research covers topics from religion to free will to emerging technologies and social trends. This work has appeared in academic journals such as Science, Nature, and Nature Human Behavior. He has written about this work for The New York Times and Scientific American, and has spoken at the Aspen Ideas Festival and World Science Festival. He teaches a free Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on The Science of Religion for the public through edX.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Gervais, W. M., Shariff, A.F. & Norenzayan, A. (2011). Do You Believe in Atheists? Trust and anti-atheist prejudice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 1189-1206.  
  • Shariff, A.F., Piazza, J., & Kramer, S.R. (2014). Morality and the Religious Mind: Why theists and non-theists differ. Trends in Cognitive Science, 18(9), 439-441.
  •  Rios, K., Cheng, Z.H., Trotton, R. & Shariff, A.F. (2015). Negative Stereotypes Make Christians Underperform in Science. Social and Personality Psychological Science, 6, 959-967
  • Clark, C. J., Winegard, B. M., Beardslee, J., Baumeister, R. F., & Shariff, A. F. (in press). Declines in religiosity predicted increases in violent crime—But not among countries with relatively high average IQ. Psychological Science.

shermerMichael Shermer, Ph.D. 
Chapman University and Skeptic Magazine 

Dr. Michael Shermer is the Publisher of Skeptic magazine, the host of the Science Salon podcast, and a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. For 18 years he was a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is the author of a number of New York Times bestselling books including: Heavens on Earth, The Moral Arc, The Believing Brain, Why People Believe Weird Things, Why Darwin Matters, The Mind of the Market, How We Believe, and The Science of Good and Evil. His two TED talks, viewed nearly 10 million times, were voted in the top 100 of the more than 2000 TED talks. Dr. Shermer received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University, M.A. in experimental psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in the history of science from Claremont Graduate University.

Philip E. TetlockPhilip E. Tetlock, Ph.D.
Annenberg University Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

Philip E. Tetlock is cross-appointed in psychology, political science and the Wharton School of Business. His work addresses a wide range of topics, including cognitive biases, accountability systems, value conflict, and taboo trade-offs. He has received awards from many scientific societies, including the American Psychological Association, the American Political Science
Association, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His most recent work focuses on forecasting tournaments and their potential to improve accuracy and to depolarize unnecessarily polarized debates. He is the author of “Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know?” and “Superforecasting,” which tells the story of how the Good Judgment Project won a series of forecasting tournaments sponsored and monitored by the U.S. intelligence community.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Arkes, H., & Tetlock, P.E. (2004). Attributions of implicit prejudice, or “Would Jesse Jackson ‘fail’ the Implicit Association Test?” Psychological Inquiry, 15(4), 257-278.
  • Duarte. J., Crawford, J., Jussim, L. Haidt, J, Stern, C. & Tetlock, P.E. (2015). Political diversity will improve social psychological science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 1-13.
  • Sniderman, P.M., & Tetlock, P.E. (1986). Symbolic racism: Problems of motive attribution in political analysis: Journal of Social Issues, 42, 129-150.
  • Tetlock, P.E., Peterson, R., & Berry, J. (1993). Flattering and unflattering personality portraits of integratively simple and complex managers. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 64, 500-511.

Jonathan WaiJonathan Wai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Psychology
21 st Century Chair in Education Policy
University of Arkansas

Jonathan Wai received his Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining the Department of Education Reform in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, where he also holds a joint (courtesy) appointment in the Department of Psychology, he was a research scientist at Duke University, a research fellow at Geisinger Health System, and a visiting researcher at Case Western Reserve University. His research examines how individual and contextual factors collectively impact the development of educational and occupational expertise across a variety of domains. With numerous colleagues, he has examined the many factors that contribute to and take away from talent development and how these are connected to policies and conversations on enhancing creativity and innovation ranging from the individual to society. He has served on the board of directors of the MATHCOUNTS foundation.

Representative Heterodox Publications

  • Wai. J., Brown, M. I., & Chabris, C. F. (2018). Using standardized test scores to include general cognitive ability in education research and policy. Journal of Intelligence, 6, 37.
  • Wai, J., & Worrell, F. C. (2016). Helping disadvantaged and spatially talented students fulfill their potential: Related and neglected national resources. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3, 122-128.
  • Wai, J. (2013). Investigating America’s elite: Cognitive ability, education, and sex differences. Intelligence, 41, 203-211.
  • Wai, J., Putallaz, M., & Makel, M. C. (2012). Studying intellectual outliers: Are there sex differences, and are the smart getting smarter? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 382-390.
  • Wai, J., Lubinski, D., & Benbow, C. P. (2009). Spatial ability for STEM domains: Aligning over fifty years of cumulative psychological knowledge solidifies its importance. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101, 817-835.

wingardboBo Winegard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Marietta College

Bo Winegard received his Ph.D. from Florida State University under the tutelage of Roy Baumeister in 2018. He is currently an assistant professor at Marietta College in Ohio. Although he is interested in many topics, the two that most excite him today are (1) political bias and (2) human variation. He has written a number of essays for Quillette and for Arc Digital and co-hosts a podcast called Psyphilopod. In his free time, he reads about history and watches baseball and horror films. Follow him on Twitter at @Epoe187.

Representative Heterodox Publications:

  • Winegard, B. & Winegard, B. (2015) A social science without sacred values. Unpublished manuscript. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282819379_A_social_science_without_sacred_values.
  • Winegard, B., Winegard, B., & Boutwell, B. (2017). Human biological and psychological diversity. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 3(2), 159-180.
  • Winegard, B. M., Clark, C. J., Hasty, C., & Baumeister, R. F. (under review). Low status groups as a domain of liberal bias.
  • Winegard, B. M., Clark, C. J., & Bunnel, E. (under review). The ideology of censorship.
  • On reality of race and the abhorrence of racism, Quillette 2016. https://quillette.com/2016/06/23/on-the-reality-of-race-and-the-abhorrence-of-racism/
  • Equalitarianism and progressive bias, Quillette 2018. https://quillette.com/2018/02/07/equalitarianism-progressive-bias/
  • Superior: The return of race science—a review, Quillette 2019.https://quillette.com/2019/06/05/superior-the-return-of-race-science-a-review/.
  • Clark, C. J., Winegard, B. M., Beardslee, J., Baumeister, R. F., & Shariff, A. F. (in press). Declines in religiosity predicted increases in violent crime—But not among countries with relatively high average IQ. Psychological Science.

  • Clark, C. J. & Winegard, B. M. (in press). Tribalism in war and peace: The nature and evolution of ideological epistemology and its significance for modern social science. Psychological Inquiry.

speaker George YancyGeorge Yancey
Professor of Sociology at Baylor University

Dr. Yancey has published several research articles on the topics of institutional racial diversity, racial identity, academic bias, progressive Christians and anti-Christian hostility. His books include Compromising Scholarship (Baylor University Press) a book that explores religious and political biases in academia, and So Many Christians, So Few Lions (Rowman and Littlefield) a book that assesses Christianophobia in the United States. He has also published articles on academic bias in the journals Academic Questions, Society, and Sociology of Religion. He is currently working on a project assessing academic bias with graduate school directors.

Local Attractions


Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Theme Park has a variety of mind-blowing rides based on movie themes, but is also a working movie studio. You can take a guided tour of the studios and explore behind the scenes of some of Universal's most popular movie sets. The main attraction for most people is usually the rides, which range from simulators to roller coasters. Favorite movie and TV-themed rides and sets include The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, The Simpsons, and Transformers.

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City

Official site: http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/

Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory is one of the city's most interesting experience-based attractions, and it's all free to the public. On the grounds are exhibits and telescopes. The main highlight is a look through the Zeiss telescope, used for viewing the moon and planets. You can use the telescopes free each evening the facility is open. Also on site are solar telescopes used for viewing the sun.

Official site: www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithPK/griffith.htm

Disneyland Resort
Just outside Los Angeles, Disneyland is California's premier family vacation destination. Disneyland Park, with rides and experiences in elaborately created theme sets, is what most people picture when they imagine Disneyland. The Disneyland California Adventure Park, created during one of the expansions, holds even more action and adventure, with seven lands based on movie themes.

Official site: https://disneyland.disney.go.com/

A suburb of Los Angeles, Hollywood is a destination in itself, with its own unique history and iconic sites. The attractions in Hollywood are closely associated with the film industry and the glamour of the silver screen. The hillside Hollywood sign, Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, and the Chinese Theatre can easily fill a day or two of sightseeing. If you're lucky, you might even spot a celebrity or two.

Natural History Museum
While the Natural History Museum has numerous galleries and an extensive permanent collection that covers a range of topics, it is best known for its collection of dinosaurs. The 14,000-square-foot Dinosaur Hall has an awesome display of dinosaur skeletons, including a series of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils, known as the growth series, featuring three full skeletons that range from baby to adult. Also on display are a Triceratops and a Stegosaurus.

Address: 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles

Official site: https://www.nhm.org

Hollywood Roosevelt
You’re surrounded by Hollywood history the moment you step into the Spanish Colonial style lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt. The first Academy Awards were presented at a private dinner in the hotel’s Blossom Ballroom, while Clark Gable and Carole Lombard carried on their infamous affair in the hotel penthouse. Marilyn Monroe lived at the hotel for two years as her modeling career began to take off - she was staying in one of the vintage 1950s Cabanas at the time of her first professional magazine shoot, which took place at the Roosevelt's pool.

Address: 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028

Official site: https://www.thehollywoodroosevelt.com/

Anaheim district packing house
Boasting over 30 unique food and beverage experiences, the Packing District offers a foodie paradise for culinary enthusiasts of all ages. Within walking distance, just a few blocks northwest of the Packing House, lies a mom 'n pop retail and culinary experience.

Address: 440 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

Official site: https://www.anaheimpackingdistrict.com/

Irvine Spectrum
Beyond shopping, Irvine Spectrum Center truly is a one-stop entertainment destination, complete with the Improv Comedy Club, a 21-screen movie and IMAX theater, a 24-hour fitness center, a spa and more than 30 dining establishments for everything from a gourmet meal to a quick cup of frozen yogurt or a latte on the go.

Address: 670 Spectrum Center Dr. Irvine, CA 92618

Official site: https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/

Rodeo Drive
Rodeo Drive is synonymous with luxury and affluence. Though the Beverly Hills street itself is two miles (3.2 kilometers) long, the Rodeo Drive tourists flock to is a much shorter section bounded by Wilshire Boulevard to the south and Santa Monica Boulevard to the north. High-end stores like Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dior call this area home. Visitors may also want to stop by the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the exterior of which was prominently featured in the film Pretty Woman (1990).

Address: 369 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Set within Downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown is full of superb dining destinations, art galleries and unique shops. The neon-drenched Chinatown Central Plaza is a popular spot for photos, while nearby General Lee’s boasts the most innovative cocktails in the neighborhood. Head to Yang Chow restaurant for classic Chinese dishes, or savor fried chicken at Howlin’ Ray’s at Far East Plaza.

Address: 727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Highlights from 2018 Conference


Unlike the 2020 conference which will be a much larger conference open to all interested faculty, students, and practitioners in psychology and allied disciplines, the 2018 Conference on Heterodoxy in Psychology was a small, invitation-only inaugural conference of about 120 distinguished researchers and graduate and postdoctoral students. 

Although the size and scope of the two conferences differ, the 2018 conference provides a good sense of the kinds of themes, topics, and speakers that will be featured in the 2020 conference. Below provides a sampling of talks, panels from the 2018 conference, along with some Psychology Today blogs about the conference.



Sally L. Satal, M.D., M.S., Myths of Addiction

Lee Jussim Ph.D., Debiasing Approaches

J., Michael Baily, Ph.D., Glenn Geher, Ph.D., Catherine Salmon, Ph.D,  Heterodox Perspectives on Gender & Sexuality

 Craig Frisby, PhD., Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D., Heterodox Psychology on the College Campus: Microaggressions, Multiculturalism, and Diversity

Lee Jussim, Ph.D., Philip Tetlock, Ph.D., Implicit Bias, Stereotyping, and Intergroup Relations

Scott Lilienfeld, Ph.D., Sally Satel, M.D., M.S., Neuroscience Applied to Legal and Public Policy

Leda Cosmides, Ph.D., Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., Robert Maranto, Ph.D., Career Advice for the Aspiring Heterodox Researcher

Glenn Geher, Ph.D., Catherine Salmon, Ph.D., John Tooby, Ph.D., A Heterodox Discipline: Evolutionary Psychology




Studying Unpopular Ideas in Psychology: A Report on the First-Ever Heterodox Psychology Workshop


The Problem with Psychology: A Brief History of the Heterodox Movement in Psychology


Career Advice from Academia's Bravest: Here’s the Advice that Most Academics Won’t Touch


The Polarization of America: Each year, we become more fractured and more polarized


Evolutionary Psychology Is a Superpower: Lessons from pioneers of evolutionary psychological science




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November 1, 2019