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US Public Perceptions of an Intelligence Quotient Test Score Gap Between Black Americans and White Americans. LJ Zigerell examines public perceptions of racial IQ gaps in the US. He finds that only 41% of Americans, and only 55% of white Americans, are aware that white Americans score higher on IQ tests than black Americans. Consistent with previous surveys, he finds that white conservatives have greater awareness than white liberals.
The Evolution of Conformist Transmission and the Emergence of Between-Group Differences. In a classic article from 1998, Joe Henrich and Robert Boyd develop a general model of the evolution of social conformity. Their model suggests that a tendency to acquire the most common behaviour in a society is favoured under a broad range of conditions – broader even than the conditions favouring social learning.
A comprehensive scan of psychological disciplines through self-identification on Google Scholar: Relative endorsement, topical coverage, and publication patterns. Jaap Denissen and John Rauthmann carry out a scientometric analysis of subdisciplines in psychology. Analyzing 6,532 Google Scholar profiles of scientists with at least 100 citations, they find that half were accounted for by social psychology and cognitive neuroscience.