Some psychologists do great work. I'm a big fan of J. Philippe Rushton, for example. I also enjoyed reading articles by Satoshi Kanazawa, before he got fired for publishing the article "Why are black women less physically attractive?" (Actually, nobody reported it, but the full title was "Why are black women rated less physically attractive than other women, while black men are rated better looking than other men?")
This incident illustrated the problem with the majority of psychological science. Psychology Today has published countless scientifically questionable articles. But this time Dr. Kanazawa was condemned around the world for being unscientific. Obviously, we all know that wasn't his crime. His crime was heresy against egalitarianism.
J. Philippe Rushton provides the proof in the early pages of his book, Race, Evolution and Behaviour. At an international conference, Dr. Charles Leslie, advisory editor of Social Science and Medicine, used his keynote address to condemn journals for publishing Rushton's work on race, and his comments are very revealing.
"Most of the influential work in the social sciences is ideological, and most of our criticisms of each other are ideologically grounded. Non social scientists generally recognize the fact that the social sciences are mostly ideological, and that they have produced in this century a very small amount of scientific knowledge compared to the great bulk of their publications. Our claim to being scientific is one of the main intellectual scandals of the academic world, though most of us live comfortably with our shame.... By and large, we believe in, and our social science is meant to promote, pluralism and democracy."