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Too paranoid to see progress: Social psychology is probably liberal, but it doesn't believe in progress

  • Bo Winegard (a1), Benjamin Winegard (a2) and David C. Geary (a2)


We agree with Duarte et al. that bias in social psychology is a serious problem that researchers should confront. However, we are skeptical that most social psychologists adhere to a liberal progress narrative. We suggest, instead, that most social psychologists are paranoid egalitarian meliorists (PEMs). We explain the term and suggest possible remedies to bias in social psychology.



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