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Psychological Persuasion

In my last post I wrote about two personality traits (broadly speaking) underlying prejudice: RWA and SDO. Since then I’ve been thinking about the research related to how to reduce prejudice – there is, for example, the contact hypothesis – the well-researched idea that the best way to reduce prejudice between groups is to have […]

The psychology of prejudice

Whenever I watch Q&A, the thing I am most often yelling at the screen is “that’s an empirical question!” or “where’s your evidence??” I’m doing a PhD in social psychology, and as a result spend a lot of time reading research papers on topics such as prejudice, morality, ingroup biases, emotions – in other words, […]