It may be harder than we thought, but political diversity will (still) improve social psychological science.

  title={It may be harder than we thought, but political diversity will (still) improve social psychological science.},
  author={Jarret T. Crawford and Jose L. Duarte and Jonathan Haidt and Lee Jussim and Charlotta Stern and Philip E. Tetlock},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
In our target article, we made four claims: (1) Social psychology is now politically homogeneous; (2) this homogeneity sometimes harms the science; (3) increasing political diversity would reduce this damage; and (4) some portion of the homogeneity is due to a hostile climate and outright discrimination against non-liberals. In this response, we review these claims in light of the arguments made by a diverse group of commentators. We were surprised to find near-universal agreement with our… 
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