The social science and humanities departments of universities are the source of much of the confusion and folly in public policy on sex and gender in countries like the USA, UK etc.
Some of their policy recommendations are so silly one has to go to university to create them.
The following article discusses how left wing bias in these departments have made them even more liberal , more useless and their recommendation like Caitlyn Jenner being normal more bizarre.
Political Diversity Will Improve Social Psychological Science
José L. Duarte, Arizona State University
Jarret T. Crawford, The College of New Jersey Charlotta Stern, Stockholm University
Jonathan Haidt, New York University—Stern School of Business Lee Jussim, Rutgers University
Philip E. Tetlock, University of Pennsylvania
Corresponding Author: Jonathan Haidt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Psychologists have demonstrated the value of diversity—particularly diversity of viewpoints—for enhancing creativity, discovery, and problem solving. But one key type of viewpoint diversity is lacking in academic psychology in general and social psychology in particular: political diversity. This article reviews the available evidence and finds support for four claims: 1) Academic psychology once had considerable political diversity, but has lost nearly all of it in the last 50 years; 2) This lack of political diversity can undermine the validity of social psychological science via mechanisms such as the embedding of liberal values into research questions and methods, steering researchers away from important but politically unpalatable research topics, and producing conclusions that mischaracterize liberals and conservatives alike; 3) Increased political diversity would improve social psychological science by reducing the impact of bias mechanisms such as confirmation bias, and by empowering dissenting minorities to improve the quality of the majority’s thinking; and 4) The underrepresentation of non- liberals in social psychology is most likely due to a combination of self-selection, hostile climate, and discrimination. We close with recommendations for increasing political diversity in social psychology.
Keywords: Social psychology, diversity, politics, bias, sociology of science