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New Psychology Study Suggests Intellectual Humility Has Important Sociopolitical Consequences

In six studies of 2,494 American residents in total, the researchers found that intellectual humility was associated with attitudes towards political opponents. “People who are less intellectually humble are more likely to derogate the intellectual capabilities and moral character of their political opponents, less willing to befriend those opponents, and less willing to ‘friend’ and ‘follow’ an opponent on social media,” Matthew L. Stanley told PsyPost.

 

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