Political diversity will improve social psychological science.

  title={Political diversity will improve social psychological science.},
  author={Jose L. Duarte and Jarret T. Crawford and Charlotta Stern and J. Haidt and L. Jussim and P. Tetlock},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
Psychologists have demonstrated the value of diversity--particularly diversity of viewpoints--for enhancing creativity, discovery, and problem solving. But one key type of viewpoint diversity is lacking in academic psychology in general and social psychology in particular: political diversity. This article reviews the available evidence and finds support for four claims: (1) Academic psychology once had considerable political diversity, but has lost nearly all of it in the last 50 years. (2… Expand
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  • Y. Inbar, J. Lammers
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
  • 2012
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