Responding to Cultural Diversity

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When the Majority Becomes the Minority

Rapidly expanding racial and ethnic diversity in many industralized countries has sparked a new wave of research on the ways people react to changes in their power and social status… More

  • Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon... More

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    Individualistic Practices and Values Increasing Around the World

    Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon... More

  • Research suggests that meaningful day-to-day personal contact might mitigate the 'hunkering down' mentality that arises when communities become more diverse... More

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    Does Diversity Undermine Community Trust?

    Research suggests that meaningful day-to-day personal contact might mitigate the 'hunkering down' mentality that arises when communities become more diverse... More

  • In a lively keynote address at the 2014 APS Annual Convention, APS Past President Mahzarin R. Banaji explains how our tendency to divide ourselves into groups operates beneath our awareness... More

    Overcoming ‘Us’ and ‘Them’

    In a lively keynote address at the 2014 APS Annual Convention, APS Past President Mahzarin R. Banaji explains how our tendency to divide ourselves into groups operates beneath our awareness... More

  • A small cue of social connection to someone from another group — such as a shared interest — can help reduce prejudice immediately and up to six months later... More

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    Engaging in a Brief Cultural Activity Can Reduce Implicit Prejudice

    A small cue of social connection to someone from another group — such as a shared interest — can help reduce prejudice immediately and up to six months later... More

  • Facing news of economic decline in the US and loss of international status may motivate opposition to actions that seem to compromise American group identity... More

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    Why Does Conflict Arise When Social Identity is Threatened?

    Facing news of economic decline in the US and loss of international status may motivate opposition to actions that seem to compromise American group identity... More

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