A conservative social worker! (Is that even possible?)

In an article on the professional culture of social psychologists, Maria Konnakova exposed a lack of political and cultural diversity that was “every bit as dangerous as a lack of, say, racial or religious or gender diversity.” According to Jonathon Haidt, who has written extensively on the topic, this peer-driven uniformity discouraged conservative students from joining the field, and it made those rarely occurring conservative members more hesitant to voice their opinions. It has also introduced bias into published studies and position papers. “It’s not like the whole field is undercut, but when it comes to research on controversial topics, the effect is most pronounced,” Haidt was quoted.

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