Over the last few years a frequent conversation in the field of psychology--especially in the domain of social/personality psychology--has been related to the lack of political diversity in our field (or academia at large), and the need to pursue constructive solutions. Jonathan Haidt has been at the forefront of most of these conversations, working to keep the issue alive and working toward brining more people onboard to study and pursue solutions to the problem. His recent keynote address to the APA succinctly articulates the issue, and also integrates a comprehensive look at political polarization--the causes and consequences--and how it relates directly to the the problem we have with a lack of political diversity. The talk is about 54 minutes. Political polarization and shrinking political diversity hinder our field and broadly hinder scientific endeavors. The sooner we can address these issues, the more robust our work can become.
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