Bias

Where Are the Conservative Psychologists Hiding? And Why?

The Huffington Post: Scientific meetings are not usually confrontational events, so it was notable when University of Virginia psychological scientist Jonathan Haidt roiled his colleagues at the 2011 gathering of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Addressing an audience of more than 1,000, the bestselling author of The Righteous More

Social Psychologists Espouse Tolerance and Diversity – Do They Walk the Walk?

Every ten years or so, someone will make the observation that there is a lack of political diversity among psychological scientists and a discussion about what ought to be done ensues. The notion that the field discriminates against and is skewed toward a liberal political perspective is worthy of concern More

The Case for Lying to Yourself

The Wall Street Journal: Lying to yourself—or self-deception, as psychologists call it—can actually have benefits. And nearly everybody does it, based on a growing body of research using new experimental techniques. Self-deception isn’t just lying or faking, but is deeper and more complicated, says Del Paulhus, psychology professor at University More