Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Academic Anti-Conservative Bias

Ugh.

Just over 37 % of social psychologists surveyed said that they'd choose a liberal job candidate over an equally qualified conservative one. I have no sense of how representative social psych is, but I don't know it to be wildly unrepresentative.

Personally, I know that I'd keep any conservative-seeming views to myself in an academic job interview. I'd certainly not let it be known that I own firearms, or take a hardish line on illegal immigration, or no longer consider myself a feminist...

More research needs to be done here. We don't want academia filled with fever-swamp righties, of course...but we also certainly don't want liberal bias...

1 Comments:

Blogger Spencer said...

Yeah, that's not all that surprising.

Why do you no longer consider yourself a feminist?

1:04 PM  

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