THE PERILS OF DIVERSITY: IMMIGRATION AND HUMAN NATURE
Byron M. Roth argues that the current debate over immigration policy is unlikely to produce a satisfying outcome since it takes place uninformed by the science of human nature. Any policy of mass immigration will be profoundly constrained by fundamental features of human psychology, prominent among them is a natural bias toward one’s own kind and a wariness and suspicion of – if not hostility towards – others. The prospect for social harmony in multi-ethnic societies is thus problematic at best, and difficulties are compounded when groups differ in ability and temperament in non-trivial ways.
That immigration is the most intellectually stimulating of all political topics is demonstrated by Byron M. Roth's ambitious new book, The Perils of Diversity.
Roth argues that policy is uninformed by evolutionary biology and psychology. In his work he examines the intersection between culture, genetics, IQ and society.
Though long and ambitious, The Perils of of Diversity reads easily, and rewards the reader with a thorough grasp of the crisis we face...offers us a cornucopia of information and argument... --F. Roger Devlin
Roth has written a fantastic book; well-researched, science-based, and full of useful information and sharp observations.
--Ole J. Anfindsen
"Byron Roth has done a terrific job setting out his gloomy but indisputable analysis of the future of the European peoples in his closely argued book." -- Prof. Richard Lynn
About the Author
Byron M. Roth is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Dowling College. He received his BA from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His work has appeared in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, The Public Interest, Academic Questions and Encounter. His previous books include, Decision Making, Its Logic and Practice, co-authored with John D. Mullen and Prescription for Failure: Race Relations in the Age of Social Science. The latter was described by the editors of the journal Political Psychology as a book of major importance to the science and the applications of political psychology.
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