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Political Bias

A form of bias that results in either intentionally or accidentally non-representative research in favor of a particular political ideology or motive.

Abramowitz, S. I., Gomes, B., & Abramowitz, C. V. (1975). Publish or Politic: Referee Bias in Manuscript Review. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 5(3), 187-200.

Allison, B. V. (2021). The Devil’s in the Details—or Is He? The Ethics and Politics of Terrorism Data. Perspectives on Terrorism, 15(2), 125–141.

Bates, R. H. (2006). Institutions and development. Journal of African Economies, 15, 10-15,18,20-21,23,28-42,45-48,56-61.

Boykoff, M. T., & Boykoff, J. M. (2004). Balance as bias: global warming and the US prestige press. Global environmental change, 14(2), 125-136.

Bilewicz, M., Cichocka, A., Górska, P., & Szabó, Z. P. (2015). Is liberal bias universal? An international perspective on social psychologists. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38.

Binning, K. R., & Sears, D. O. (2015). On the history of political diversity in social psychology. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38. 

Brandenburg, H. (2005). Political bias in the Irish media: A quantitative study of campaign coverage during the 2002 general election. Irish Political Studies, 20(3), 297-322.

Ceci, S. J., Peters, D., & Plotkin, J. (1985). Human subjects review, personal values, and the regulation of social science research. American Psychologist, 40(9), 994.

Chambers, J. R., & Schlenker, B. R. (2015). Political homogeneity can nurture threats to research validity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38.

Chong, A., & Gradstein, M. (2017). Political and economic inequities and the shaping of institutions and redistribution. Southern Economic Journal, 83(4), 952-971.

Dertwinkel-Kalt, M., Kerkhof, A., & Münster, J. (2019). Incumbency dominance in letters to the editor: Field experimental evidence. Political Communication, 36(3), 337-356.

Duarte, J.L, Crawford, J.T., Stern, C., Haidt, J., Jussim, L., & Tetlock, P.E. (in press). Political diversity will improve social psychological science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
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Eagly, A. H. (1995). The science and politics of comparing women and men. American Psychologist, 50(3), 145.

Eagly, A. H. (2013). The science and politics of comparing men and women: A reconsideration. In M. K. Ryan & N. R. Branscombe (Eds.), Sage handbook of gender and psychology (pp. 11-28). London, England: Sage.

Ellefsen, R. (2017). Taking sides? Issues of bias and partisanship when researching socio-political conflict. Critical Criminology, 25(2), 231–244.

Ellsworth, P. C. (2021). Truth and Advocacy: Reducing bias in Policy-Related Research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 174569162095983. 

Gross, N. (2013). Why are professors liberal and why do conservatives care? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gross, N. (2015). Liberals and conservatives in academia: A reply to my critics. Society, 52, 47-53.

Gross, N., & Simmons, S. (2006). Americans’ views of political bias in the academy and academic freedom.

Guilbeault, D., Becker, J., & Centola, D. (2018). Social learning and partisan bias in the interpretation of climate trends. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(39), 9714–9719.

Guston, D. H. (2000). Between Politics and Science. In Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research (pp. 138–164). chapter, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hackett, R. A. (1984). Decline of a paradigm? Bias and objectivity in news media studies. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 1(3), 229-259.

Hammersley, M. (2000). Bias in social research. In Taking sides in social research essays on partisanship and bias (pp. 142–156). chapter, Routledge.

Healy, A., Malhotra, N. (2014). PARTISAN BIAS AMONG INTERVIEWERS. The Public Opinion Quarterly, 78(2), 485–499.

Honeycutt, N., & Lee, J. (2020). A model of political bias in social science research. Psychological Inquiry, 31(1), 73-85.

Inbar, Y., & Lammers, J. (2012). Political Diversity in Social and Personality  Psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(5), 496–503.

Jussim, L. (2012). Liberal Privilege in Academic Psychology and the  Social Sciences: Commentary on Inbar & Lammer (2012). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(5), 504–507.

Jussim, L., Crawford, J.T., Anglin, S.M., & Stevens, S.T. (in press). Ideological bias in social psychological research. To appear in J. Forgas, K. Fiedler, & W. Crano (eds), Sydney Symposium on Social Psychology and Politics.

Jussim, L., Crawford, J.T., Stevens, S.T., & Anglin, S.M. (in press). The politics of social psychological science: Distortions in the social psychology of intergroup relations. To appear in P. Valdesolo and J. Graham (eds), Claremont Symposium on Social Psychology and Politics.

Jussim, L., Crawford, J.T., Stevens, S.T., Anglin, S.M., & Duarte, J.L. (in press). Can high moral purposes undermine scientific integrity? To appear in J. Forgas, P. van Lange, & L. Jussim (eds), The Sydney Symposium on the Social Psychology of Morality.

Keene, J. R., Shoenberger, H., Berke, C. K., & Bolls, P. D. (2017). The biological roots of political extremism: Negativity bias, political ideology, and preferences for political news. Politics and the Life Sciences, 36(2), 37-48.Maranto, R., Redding, R. E., & Hess, F. M. (Eds.). (2009). The Politically Correct University: Problems, Scope, and Reforms. 

Lott, John R.,,Jr, & Hassett, K. A. (2014). Is newspaper coverage of economic events politically biased? Public Choice, 160(1-2), 65-108.

Maliniak, D., Powers, R., & Walter, B. (2017). A reply to “reducing political bias in political science estimates”. PS, Political Science & Politics, 50(1), 184-185.

Marsden, G.M. (2015). Religious discrimination in academia. Society, 52, 19-22. Rowman & Littlefield.

Martin, C.C. (2015). How ideology has hindered sociological insight. The American Sociologist, doi: 10.1007/s12108-015-9263-z.

Moore, D. A. (2010). Conflicts of Interest in Public Policy Research. In Conflicts of interest: Challenges and solutions in business, law, medicine, and public policy (pp. 233–262). essay, Cambridge University Press.

Murillo, M. V. (2002). Political bias in policy convergence: Privatization choices in latin america. World Politics, 54(4), 462-493.

Pielke, Jr, R. A. (2007). When scientists politicize science. In The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics (pp. 116–134). chapter, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Piotroski, J. D., Wong, T. J., & Zhang, T. (2017). Political bias in corporate news: The role of conglomeration reform in china. Journal of Law and Economics, 60(1), 173.

Posner, E. A. (2008). Does political bias in the judiciary matter?: Implications of judicial bias studies for legal and constitutional reform. The University of Chicago Law Review, 75(2), 853-883.

Redding, R. E. (2001). Sociopolitical diversity in psychology: The case for pluralism. American Psychologist, 56(3), 205.

Sears, D. O. (1994). Ideological bias in political psychology: The view from scientific hell. Political Psychology, 15(3), 547.

Seibt, B., Waldzus, S., Schubert, T. W., & Brito, R. (2015). Conservatism is not the missing viewpoint for true diversity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e157.

Skitka, L. J. (2012). Multifaceted problems. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7(5), 508–511.

Suhay, E., Druckman, J. N. (2015). Introduction: The Politics of Science: Political Values and the Production, Communication, and Reception of Scientific Knowledge. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 658, 6–15.

Taber, C. S., & Lodge, M. (2006). Motivated skepticism in the evaluation of political beliefs. American Journal of Political Science, 50(3), 755-769.

Tabar, L. (2016). Disrupting development, reclaiming solidarity: The anti-politics of humanitarianism. Journal of Palestine Studies, 45(4), 16.

Tetlock, P. E. (1994). Political psychology or politicized psychology: Is the road to scientific hell paved with good moral intentions? Political Psychology, 509-529.

Tetlock, P.E., & Mitchell, G. (2015). Why so few conservatives and should we care? Society, 52, 28-34.

Valdesolo, P. (2015). Fixing the Liberal Slant in Social Psychology. Scientific American Mind, 26(5), 24–25.

Washburn, A. N., Morgan, G. S., & Skitka, L. J. (2015). A checklist to facilitate objective hypothesis testing in social psychology research. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, e161.

Weidmann, N. B., Benitez-Baleato, S., Hunziker, P., Glatz, E., & Dimitropoulos, X. (2016). Digital discrimination: Political bias in internet service provision across ethnic groups. Science, 353(6304), 1151-1155.

Willem, A., & Scarbrough, H. (2006). Social capital and political bias in knowledge sharing: An exploratory study. Human relations, 59(10), 1343-1370.

Woessner, M., & Kelly-Woessner, A. (2015). Reflections on academic liberalism and conservative criticism. Society, 52, 35-41.

Yair, O., & Sulitzeanu-kenan, R. (2015). Biased judgment of political bias: Perceived ideological distance increases perceptions of political bias. Political Behavior, 37(2), 487-507.

Yancey, G. (2015). Both/and instead of either/or. Society, 52, 23-27.

Zigerell, L. J. (2017). Reducing political bias in political science estimates. PS, Political Science & Politics, 50(1), 179-183.

Zimmerman, J. (2015). The context of undergraduate teaching and learning. Society, 52, 42-46.