Sociopolitical diversity in psychology. The case for pluralism.

  title={Sociopolitical diversity in psychology. The case for pluralism.},
  author={Richard E. Redding},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={56 3},
  • R. E. Redding
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Psychology
  • The American psychologist
Psychology celebrates diversity, recognizes the value and legitimacy of diverse beliefs, and strives to be inclusive. Yet, the profession lacks sociopolitical diversity. Most psychologists are politically liberal, and conservatives are vastly underrepresented in the profession. Moreover, when sociopolitical views guide the research, advocacy, or professional practice of psychologists, those views most often are liberal. The lack of political diversity in psychology has unintended negative… 

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