Study: Liberal Privilege in Academia

http://pps.sagepub.com/content/7/5/504.abstract

This comment is in two parts. The first presents some implications of Inbar and Lammers’ (2012, this issue) findings by making salient many of the advantages and privileges enjoyed by scientists when they extol the moral and intellectual superiority of liberals, liberal beliefs, liberal attitudes, and liberal policy preferences over conservatives, conservative beliefs, conservative attitudes, and conservative policy preferences. The second part of this comment refutes (or, at least, vigorously contests) some of the most common arguments that have attempted to defend social psychology from charges of unscientific and distorting liberal biases.

Full PDF here: http://lesacreduprintemps19.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/liberal-privilege.pdf

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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