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Putting the social in social science

Under the guise of objectivity, psychologists ignore the fact that understanding the human condition requires engaging beyond the ivory tower. For a more inclusive science, psychologists must lean into the social aspect of being a social scientist.

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This commentary is based on a talk T.C. gave at the 2021 Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, sponsored by the SPARK society, where she discussed strategies for increasing the representation of minoritized populations in cognitive psychology. This work was funded by a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative, grant number RL5GM118975.

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Camacho, T.C. Putting the social in social science. Nat Rev Psychol 1, 435–436 (2022).

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