Liberal bias and the five-factor model.


Journal Article

Duarte et al. draw attention to the "embedding of liberal values and methods" in social psychological research. They note how these biases are often invisible to the researchers themselves. The authors themselves fall prey to these "invisible biases" by utilizing the five-factor model of personality and the trait of openness to experience as one possible explanation for the under-representation of political conservatives in social psychology. I show that the manner in which the trait of openness to experience is conceptualized and measured is a particularly blatant example of the very liberal bias the authors decry.

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Cited Authors

  • Charney, E

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 /

Start / End Page

  • e139 -

PubMed ID

  • 26785949

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26785949

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x14001174


  • eng