Diverse Crowds Using Diverse Methods Improves the Scientific Dialectic
Motyl, M., & Iyer, R. (in press). Commentary on Duarte et al.: Using diverse methods improves the scientific dialectic. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Posted: 8 Nov 2014 Last revised: 24 May 2017
Date Written: November 7, 2014
In science, diversity is vital to the development of new knowledge. We agree with Duarte et al. that we need more political diversity in social psychology, but contend that we need more religious diversity and methodological diversity as well. If some diversity is good, more is better (especially in science).
Keywords: diversity, ideology, social psychology, scientific dialectic, political psychology
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