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Increasing ideological tolerance in social psychology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 September 2015

Yoel Inbar
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4, Canada. yoel.inbar@utoronto.cahttp://yoelinbar.net
Joris Lammers
Affiliation:
Social Cognition Center, University of Cologne, D-50923 Köln, Germany. joris.lammers@uni-koeln.dehttp://soccco.uni-koeln.de/joris-lammers.html

Abstract

We argue that recognizing current ideological diversity in social psychology and promoting tolerance of minority views is just as important as increasing the number of non-liberal researchers. Increasing tolerance will allow individuals in the minority to express dissenting views, which will improve psychological science by reducing bias. We present four recommendations for increasing tolerance.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015 

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