Political Diversity in Social and Personality Psychology

  title={Political Diversity in Social and Personality Psychology},
  author={Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={496 - 503}
  • Y. Inbar, J. Lammers
  • Published 10 February 2012
  • Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
A lack of political diversity in psychology is said to lead to a number of pernicious outcomes, including biased research and active discrimination against conservatives. We surveyed a large number (combined N = 800) of social and personality psychologists and discovered several interesting facts. First, although only 6% described themselves as conservative “overall,” there was more diversity of political opinion on economic issues and foreign policy. Second, respondents significantly… 

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