Under the Cortex: Training to Wisely Navigate Social Conflicts

Social conflicts, from policy debates to family disagreements, can easily devolve into angry words and personal attacks. Such heated confrontations, however, seldom resolve disagreements and can entrench opposing views. A better approach to resolving interpersonal disagreements is to embrace characteristics that psychological scientists associate with wisdom, like intellectual humility, diverse viewpoints, and open-mindedness. APS’s Charles Blue interviews Igor Grossmann about his recent research on training for wisdom. 

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