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Study proves liberal profs discriminate

monovillage

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It’s not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.

But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Mr. Inbar, who volunteered for the Obama campaign in 2008, cautions that the finding reflects only what respondents said they would do — not necessarily what they actually would do in real life.

Generally speaking, the more liberal the respondent, the more willingness to discriminate and, paradoxically, the higher the assumption that conservatives do not face a hostile climate in the academy.
Interesting to see that in this peer reviewed study that the more extreme and liberal you are the more likely you are to deny your willingness to discriminate, something you see often on this forum.

In 2011, Mr. Haidt addressed this very issue at a meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology — the same group that Mr. Inbar and Mr. Lammer surveyed. Mr. Haidt’s talk, “The Bright Future of Post-Partisan Social Psychology,” caused a stir. The professor, whose new book “The Righteous Mind” examines the moral roots of our political positions, asked the nearly 1,000 academics and students in the room to raise their hands if they were liberals. Nearly 80 percent of the hands went up. When he asked whether there were any conservatives in the house, just three hands — 0.3 percent — went up.

This is “a statistically impossible lack of diversity,” Mr. Haidt said.
Is the opposite of diversity, university?

This was just a good article that closely mirrored my own experience in college, it was refreshing to see it confirmed in a peer reviewed study.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/
 

techs

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The Washington Times? You mean the newspaper founded and run by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon? The Moonies?

Are you a Moonie?
 

Steeplerot

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Conservatism is anti-intellectual by its very own reactionary nature.

No big surprise.
 

Steeplerot

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The Washington Times? You mean the newspaper founded and run by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon? The Moonies?

Are you a Moonie?
Probably not, actually looking behind the curtain to see the guy pulling their strings is actually screwing them and us all is against their authoritarian trip that keeps the conservative cult-mindset together.
 

MrMuppet

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Brilliant, "di" vs "uni"!


Funny example, "abortion isn't murder", evidently these psychology professors are in denial themselves. The thing they need to realize and come to terms with is that murder isn't necessarily wrong. :)

"This is why New York University-based psychologist Jonathan Haidt, a self-described centrist, has compared the experience of being a conservative graduate student to being a closeted gay student in the 1980s."

Perhaps that analogy will reach through to some? It's a good one.
 

MooseNSquirrel

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Interesting to see that in this peer reviewed study that the more extreme and liberal you are the more likely you are to deny your willingness to discriminate, something you see often on this forum.



Is the opposite of diversity, university?

This was just a good article that closely mirrored my own experience in college, it was refreshing to see it confirmed in a peer reviewed study.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/
You were in the social psychology department?

This is pretty nonsense Mono, but sadly not unusual.

1. Take a pre-conceived bias (liberals are actually secretly intolerant)
2. Find a very narrow study which barely supports your pre-conceived bias
3. Apply as general rule to rest of world
4. Pre-conceived bias supported...winnar!
 

monovillage

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The Washington Times? You mean the newspaper founded and run by the Reverend Sun Myung Moon? The Moonies?

Are you a Moonie?
They reported about the peer reviewed scientific study. Have you ever heard of media bias?
 

monovillage

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You were in the social psychology department?

This is pretty nonsense Mono, but sadly not unusual.

1. Take a pre-conceived bias (liberals are actually secretly intolerant)
2. Find a very narrow study which barely supports your pre-conceived bias
3. Apply as general rule to rest of world
4. Pre-conceived bias supported...winnar!
You obviously didn't even read the story. Good try at a smear job though.
 

Phokus

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Of course university professors discriminate against conservatives. Conservatives discriminate against everyone else and that's not tolerated at universities.
 

MrMuppet

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Of course university professors discriminate against conservatives. Conservatives discriminate against everyone else and that's not tolerated at universities.
So, are the persons or is the alleged behavior not tolerated?

Can we apply the same logic based on alleged correlations between groups and behavior/outcomes to discrimination against Blacks (due to their collectively lower IQ and higher rate of criminality)?
 
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Bowfinger

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You were in the social psychology department?

This is pretty nonsense Mono, but sadly not unusual.

1. Take a pre-conceived bias (liberals are actually secretly intolerant)
2. Find a very narrow study which barely supports your pre-conceived bias
3. Apply as general rule to rest of world
4. Pre-conceived bias supported...winnar!
So far we don't even have a study. We have a Washington Times spin on what a study purportedly shows. When we actually have a study to review there may be something worthwhile to discuss. Until then it's just self-gratifying, ideological noise.
 

DominionSeraph

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Can we apply the same logic based on alleged correlations between groups and behavior/outcomes to discrimination against Blacks (due to their collectively lower IQ and higher rate of criminality)?
Prejudice vs post-judgement. The term "Black" is a reference to skin color. It is applied irrespective of criminality. The term "Conservative" is a reference to illogic. If a belief was not reached illogically it does not meet the criteria to be called "conservative."
 

DaveSimmons

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This is pretty damning:

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"One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in choosing between two equally qualified job candidates for one job opening, they would be inclined to vote for the more liberal candidate (i.e., over the conservative).”

More than a third of the respondents said they would discriminate against the conservative candidate. One respondent wrote in that if department members “could figure out who was a conservative, they would be sure not to hire them.”"
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Conservatives would do the same thing, but in this case it's a liberal-dominated field.
 

MrMuppet

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Prejudice vs post-judgement. The term "Black" is a reference to skin color. It is applied irrespective of criminality. The term "Conservative" is a reference to illogic. If a belief was not reached illogically it does not meet the criteria to be called "conservative."
Not really, Blacks refers to a race (one of the major human genetic clusters, made up of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry) and is applied irrespective of skin color. There are Black albinos, however dark skin color is typical. Black is a euphemism for Negroid btw. (Also, note the capital "B".)

So, no single conservative exists that hasn't "unjustly" discriminated against everyone else? If a person who hasn't discriminated worse than anyone else claims he's a conservative, he's the equivalent of a RINO?

I smell "no true Scottsman" here.
 
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nehalem256

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Prejudice vs post-judgement. The term "Black" is a reference to skin color. It is applied irrespective of criminality. The term "Conservative" is a reference to illogic. If a belief was not reached illogically it does not meet the criteria to be called "conservative."
Which of course it explains why "liberals" are the ones that worship the right of pregnant teenagers to make choices about whether to become a parent or not :rolleyes:

While at the same time said teenagers are not old enough to consent to sex. See the more liberal states, such as California, having higher ages of consent.
 

MooseNSquirrel

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You obviously didn't even read the story. Good try at a smear job though.
Smear job?

Look at your thread title, what you linked, the actual study, and your conclusion.

This thread is a smear job on research methodology and the scientific process.
 

epidemis

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What's next? A study proves water is wet? Social sciences (and political) are a rat's nest of left-leaning persons

1. Take a pre-conceived bias (liberals are actually secretly intolerant)
2. Find a very narrow study which barely supports your pre-conceived bias
3. Apply as general rule to rest of world
4. Pre-conceived bias supported...winnar!
Isn't that just a hostile wording of the scientific method?
 
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MooseNSquirrel

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Which of course it explains why "liberals" are the ones that worship the right of pregnant teenagers to make choices about whether to become a parent or not :rolleyes:

While at the same time said teenagers are not old enough to consent to sex. See the more liberal states, such as California, having higher ages of consent.
Do you try and give every thread in here some angle related to girls/women?

So in addition to confusing pregancy and birth, you now are befuddled by age-of-consent laws.

http://www.age-of-consent.info/states/California
 

MooseNSquirrel

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What's next? A study proves water is wet? Social sciences (and political) are a rat's nest of left-leaning persons


Isn't that just a hostile wording of the scientific method?
That was indeed the point.

He doesnt get that you dont start with a conclusion and then go searching for supporting evidence. Thats not how it works.
 

nehalem256

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Do you try and give every thread in here some angle related to girls/women?

So in addition to confusing pregancy and birth, you now are befuddled by age-of-consent laws.

http://www.age-of-consent.info/states/California
If people insist on saying conservatism is illogical do not have a fit when I show the complete illogic of liberalism

And from your own link
The California legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 18 years old. eleven states have set their age of consent at 18 years old, the highest legal age of consent in any state.
Which matches exactly what I said.

EDIT: And California's view on minor abortions http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/California-Proposition-4-would-undermine-abortion-3194349.php
For the third time since 2005, Californians will vote on whether to restrict a minor's right to an abortion. The previous two parental notification measures were defeated - and this one, Proposition 4, also should be rejected by voters who care about the safety and privacy rights of young women.
So a 16 year old girl, in California, is not old enough to consent to sex, but is old enough to consent to an abortion. :\
 
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Smoblikat

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Interesting to see that in this peer reviewed study that the more extreme and liberal you are the more likely you are to deny your willingness to discriminate, something you see often on this forum.



Is the opposite of diversity, university?

This was just a good article that closely mirrored my own experience in college, it was refreshing to see it confirmed in a peer reviewed study.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/1/liberal-majority-on-campus-yes-were-biased/
Funny, I was always told that diversity was an old old wooden ship......
 

MrMuppet

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Of course university professors discriminate against conservatives. Conservatives discriminate against everyone else and that's not tolerated at universities.
Since when did liberals start to believe in "an eye for an eye" btw?
 

fskimospy

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If people insist on saying conservatism is illogical do not have a fit when I show the complete illogic of liberalism

And from your own link

Which matches exactly what I said.

EDIT: And California's view on minor abortions http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/California-Proposition-4-would-undermine-abortion-3194349.php


So a 16 year old girl, in California, is not old enough to consent to sex, but is old enough to consent to an abortion. :\
Uh oh! Who spun up nehalem256's misogyny switch again?
 

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