New psychology research highlights the positive role intellectual humility could play in social and political life

Americans who are more humble about their level of knowledge tend to be less hostile towards their sociopolitical rivals, according to new research published in the journal Self and Identity. The findings indicate that intellectual humility is related to levels of affective polarization and responsiveness to new information. “Many people in the U.S. are frustrated with the tone of public discourse. Giving or taking offense seem to be the status quo when it comes to social and political discussions,” said study author Elizabeth J. Krumrei-Mancuso, a professor of psychology at Pepperdine Univers…

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