CRITIQUES AND REJOINDERS BY JOHN J. RAY:
Although the great majority of articles that I had published in academic journals were reports of my own research, I was also on many occasions moved to point out deficits in the published work of other social scientists. Since journal editors in general greatly dislike publishing critiques (it shows their own review process as inadequate) the fact that I got so many published shows how gross were the errors I pointed to. The two commonest faults by far (usually in the same article) were to ignore most of the previous literature on the subject discussed and to fit almost any finding, no matter how adverse, to a Leftist view of the world
Gul, F.A. & Ray, J.J. (1989) Pitfalls in using the F scale to measure authoritarianism in accounting research. Behavioral Research in Accounting 1, 182-192.
Ray, J.J. (1971) Correspondence: Regarding the Lynn n-Ach test. Bulletin British Psychological Society, 24, 352.
Ray, J.J. (1971) Australians authoritarian? A critique of J.W. Berry. Politics 6, 92.
Ray, J.J. (1972) Subjective class -- A reply to Jones. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology 8 (Feb.), 18.
Ray, J.J. (1972) Militarism and psychopathology: A reply to Eckhardt & Newcombe J. Conflict Resolution, 16, 357-362.
Ray, J.J. (1975) Some dimensions of factor analysis that are not worth finding out: A reply to Gow. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Sociology 11(1), 29.
Ray, J.J. (1981) Sample homogeneity, response skewness and acquiescence: A reply to Feather. Australian Journal of Psychology 33, 41-46.
Ray, J.J. (1982) Machiavellianism, forced-choice scales and the validity of the F scale: A rejoinder to Bloom. J. Clinical Psychology 38, 779-782.
Ray, J.J. (1984) Attitudes towards immigrants in Australia: A comment on Callan. International Migration Review 18, 373-374.
Ray, J.J. (1984) Reinventing the wheel: Winkler, Kanouse Ware on acquiescent response set. J. Applied Psychology 69, 353-355.
Ray, J.J. (1984) A further comment on the Winkler, Kanouse Ware method of controlling for acquiescent response bias. J. Applied Psychology 69, 359.
Ray, J.J. (1984) Directiveness and authoritarianism: A rejoinder to Duckitt. South African Journal of Psychology 14, 64.
Ray, J.J. (1984) Confusions in defining A-B personality type: A rejoinder to Jenkins & Zyzanski. British Journal of Medical Psychology 57, 385
Ray, J.J. (1985) Racism and rationality: A reply to Billig. Ethnic & Racial Studies 8, 441-443.
Ray, J.J. (1986) Letter to the editor regarding Carlson's review of "Authoritarianism across cultures". Political Psychology, 7, 395-396.
Ray, J.J. (1986) The inadequacy of "Psychological Abstracts" Bulletin of the British Psychological Society 39, 184-185.
Ray, J.J. (1986) Ray replies to Brand. pp 176-178 in: S. Modgil & C.M. Modgil (Eds.) Hans Eysenck: Consensus and controversy Lewes, E. Sussex, U.K.: Falmer.
Ray, J.J. (1986) Perils in clinical use of the Shostrom POI: A reply to Hattie. Personality & Individual Differences 7, 591.
Ray, J.J. (1987) Conservatism and attitude to love: An empirical rebuttal of Eisler & Loye. Personality & Individual Differences, 8, 731-732.
Ray, J.J. (1987) Special review of "Right-wing authoritarianism" by R.A. Altemeyer. Personality & Individual Differences 8, 771-772.
Ray, J.J. (1987) Complex jobs and complex mental processes: A comment on Miller, Slomczynski Kohn. American J. Sociology 93, 441-442.
Ray, J.J. (1987) Intolerance of ambiguity among psychologists: A comment on Maier & Lavrakas. Sex Roles 16, 559-562.
Ray, J.J. (1988) Sexual liberation, old-fashioned outlook, and authoritarianism: A comment on Kelley. J. Sex Research 24, 385-387.
Ray, J.J. (1988) A-B personality type and dominance: A comment on Yarnold & Grimm. J. Research in Personality 22, 252-253.
Ray, J.J. (1988) Cognitive style as a predictor of authoritarianism, conservatism and racism: A fantasy in many movements. Political Psychology 9, 303-308.
Ray, J.J. (1988) Semantic overlap between scale items may be a good thing: Reply to Smedslund. Scandinavian J. Psychology 29, 145-147.
Ray, J.J. (1989) Hypertension and personality: A comment on Thomas & Kirkcaldy. Personality & Individual Differences 10, 1101.
Ray, J.J. (1989) Homebirth and IQ. The Psychologist, 2, 443.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Book Review: Enemies of freedom by R. Altemeyer. Australian Journal of Psychology, 42, 87-111.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Authoritarian behavior and political orientation: A comment on Rigby. Journal of Personality Assessment 54, 419-422.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Racist extremism and normal prejudice: A comment on Grossarth-Maticek, Eysenck & Vetter. Personality & Individual Differences, 11, 647-648.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Authoritarianism as a cause of heart disease: Reply to Byrne, Reinhart & Heaven. British J. Medical Psychology, 63, 287-288.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Politics and cognitive style: A rejoinder to Sidanius and Ward. Political Psychology 11, 441-444.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Letter to the editor about Altemeyer's Enemies of Freedom. In: Canadian Psychology, 31, 392-393.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Book Review: Enemies of freedom by R. Altemeyer. Personality & Individual Differences, 11, 763-764.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Authoritarianism and group identification: A new view of an old construct: Comment. Political Psychology, 11, 629-632.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Authoritarianism and political racism: A comment on Meloen, Hagendoorn, Raaijmakers and Visser. Political Psychology 11, 815-817.
Ray, J.J. (1990) Intolerance of ambiguity and authoritarianism: A comment on Rump. Psychology, 27 (4), 71-72.
Ray, J.J. (1990) AIDS, authoritarianism and scientific ignorance -- A comment on Witt. J. Applied Social Psychology, 20, 1453-1455.
Ray, J.J. (1991) "Racism in a British journal" The Psychologist, 4(1), 18-19
Ray, J.J. (1991) The workers are not authoritarian: Rejoinder to Middendorp & Meloen. European J. Political Research, 20, 209-212.
Ray, J.J. (1991) Are conservatives despairing? Rejoinder to Petersen & Wilkinson. Personality & Individual Differences, 12(5), 501.
Ray, J.J. (1991) Authoritarianism is a dodo: Comment on Scheepers, Felling & Peters. European Sociological Review, 7, 73-75.
Ray, J.J. (1991) If 'A-B' does not predict heart disease, why bother with it? A comment on Ivancevich & Matteson. British J. Medical Psychology, 64, 85-90.
Ray, J.J.(1992) Defining authoritarianism: A comment on Duckitt & Foster, Altemeyer & Kamenshikov and Meloen. South African J. Psychology, 22, 178-179.
Ray, J.J. (1992) Authoritarianism among medical students: Comment on Pestell. Australian & New Zealand J. Psychiatry, 26, 132.
Ray, J.J. (1993) Do authoritarian and conservative attitudes have personality and behavioral implications? Comment on Eckhardt. Political Psychology, ? (UQ collection defective)
Ray, J.J. (1994) Are subtle racists authoritarian? Comment on Duckitt. South African J. Psychology, 24(4), 231-232.
Ray, J.J. (1996) Review of "The ethical crises of civilization" by Leslie Lipson. Political Psychology, 17(3), 587-589.
Ray, J.J. (1998) On not seeing what you do not want to see: Meloen, Van Der Linden & De Witte on authoritarianism. Political Psychology, Vol. 19, Issue 4, 659-661.
Ray, J.J. & Bozek, R.S. (1980) Dissecting the A-B personality type. British Journal of Medical Psychology 53, 181-186.
Ray, J.J. & Lovejoy, F.H. (1984) The great androgyny myth: Sex roles and mental health in the community at large. J. Social Psychology 124, 237-246.
Ray, J.J. & Najman, J.M. (1988) Capitalism and compassion: A test of Milbrath's environmental theory. Personality & Individual Differences 9, 431-433.
Ray, J.J. & Singh, Satvir (1984) The Cattellian method of predicting child personality. Journal of Social Psychology 123,3-8.
CRITIQUES NOT PUBLISHED IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS
larsen.htmlATTITUDES TO SOCIAL AUTHORITIES AND CHILD-REARING: Comment on Shively & Larsen
gulreply.htmlAUTHORITARIANISM, ACCOUNTING AND THE F SCALE: REPLY
boyle.htmlCAN THERE BE TOO MUCH INTERNAL CONSISTENCY IN A SCALE? Rejoinder to Boyle
mchosk.htmlCARING CONSERVATIVES: A COMMENT ON McHOSKEY
maticek.htmlCOMMENT on Gallacher's criticism of Eysenck & Grossarth-Maticek
witt2.htmlCOMPANIONSHIP IN FOLLY may be a comfort but it is still folly: Reply to Witt
eisendir.htmlCONSERVATISM AND RACISM: A comment on Eisenman & Sirgo
straub.htmlDOING RESEARCH TO PROVE THE OBVIOUS: Comment on "A-B" and Straub et al.
scots.htmlDO STEREOTYPES MATTER?
mercer.htmlDRUG ABUSE, authoritarianism and the magical power of statistical significance
mogh.htmlHUMAN RIGHTS, right-wing authoritarianism and conservatism: Comment on Moghaddam & Vuksanovic
erotto.htmlIS EROTOPHOBIA old-fashioned? A comment on Fisher et al.
dorn.htmlMORAL JUDGMENT and authoritarianism: A comment on Van ijzendorn
bias.htmlNON-SCIENTIFIC BIAS IN THE EDITING OF THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
burt.html PERCEPTION IS JUST ANOTHER RESPONSE
play.htmlPSYCHOLOGISTS ONLY PLAY AT SCIENCE
skeptic.htmlSELF-DECEPTION among psychologists
sdo.htmlSOCIAL DOMINANCE ORIENTATION: THEORY OR ARTIFACT?
forsgren.htmlSOME PERILS OF MAIL SURVEYS: Comment on Forsgren
louw.htmlTHE AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY IN SOUTH AFRICA: A comment on Louw-Potgieter
vanhiel.htmlVAN HIEL'S PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSERVATISM
faids.htmlWARINESS OF AIDS VICTIMS: Authoritarian or old-fashioned? A comment on Witt and on Larsen, Elder, Bader & Dougard
Kruglanski's "Need for Closure" concept
Deconstructing Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think by George Lakoff
Academic fakers: Comment on the "Berkeley" study of conservatism by Jost et al.