Implausibility of Objectivity

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Jonathan Haidt is creating new waves in the blogosphere. In his public provocative talk he suggested that social psychology is politically biased against conservatives. Despite of the fact that the claim has created some emotional consequences among both liberal and conservative camps, it does not seem to be far from reality. The main objections concern the reasons and mechanisms.  SelfAwarePatterns refers to a great article by Maria Konnikova, giving even more examples of science being politically-, institutionally- and even gender-biased. Good to have some more examples for the implausibility of objectivity and tribal nature of convictions that we’ve highlighted in some of our own articles. Social psychology is not more biased than any other science.

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