Social psychology textbooks aim to inform students about social psychology. However, the authors also want to promote social psychology. As a result, they present social psychology in the most favorable light. The result are textbooks that hide embarrassing facts (most textbook findings probably do not replicate) and do not allow students to think critically about social psychology.
Ideally somebody would publish a balanced and objective textbook. This blog post has a different aim. It introduces students of social psychology to critical evidence that are missing from most social psychology textbooks.
The evidence presented in the “anti-social” textbook may be biased against social psychology, but it provides students with some information that they can use to make up their own mind about social psychology.
The aim is to use a Hegelian approach of teaching, where the textbook provides a thesis (e.g., self-perception theory explains how individuals form attitudes), the anti-social textbook provides the anti-thesis (self-perception theory is an outdated attempt to explain attitudes from the perspective of radical behaviorism), and then students can synthesize the conflicting claims into their own perspective on social psychology.