Bias Against Conservatives “Discovered” by Scientist

At the annual conference for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, which is attended by some of the world’s experts on bias, an enormous bias against conservatives was “discovered” that shocked a few in attendance. Though that bias has been known by conservatives for years and demonstrated by the media constantly, the depth of the bias found at the conference was interesting – and disturbing.

From the NY TIMES

Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia…polled his audience at the San Antonio Convention Center, starting by asking how many considered themselves politically liberal. A sea of hands appeared, and Dr. Haidt estimated that liberals made up 80 percent of the 1,000 psychologists in the ballroom. When he asked for centrists and libertarians, he spotted fewer than three dozen hands. And then, when he asked for conservatives, he counted a grand total of three.

“This is a statistically impossible lack of diversity,” Dr. Haidt concluded…”“Anywhere in the world that social psychologists see women or minorities underrepresented by a factor of two or three, our minds jump to discrimination as the explanation…But when we find out that conservatives are underrepresented among us by a factor of more than 100, suddenly everyone finds it quite easy to generate alternate explanations.”

Read about the “discovery” here:   Bias Within


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