Possible Solutions for a Less Politicized Social Psychological Science
After briefly reviewing the overwhelming evidence that social psychology suffers from a massive ideological skew to the left, and how that leads to both discrimination against individual social psychologists, suboptimal scientific practices, and invalid or distorted scientific conclusions, this chapter focuses on solutions. Nearly all chapters in the book offered recommendations for improving political diversity, improving scientific practice, or both. Those recommendations, however, are scattered across many chapters, as well as scholarly literature preceding this book. Therefore, the main contribution of this chapter is to summarize every recommendation we could find for improving social psychology in a relatively brief form, readily usable by researchers wishing to limit their own propensities for political biases.