Explanatory Depth & Dissimilarity-Prejudice Link

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Description: Studies aimed at testing explanatory depth as a reason for the link between dissimilarity and prejudice


In this project we are using research on the illusion of explanatory depth (e.g., Fernbach, Rogers, Fox, & Sloman, 2013) to try and reduce the link between perceived dissimilarity and prejudice.


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  • Initial Study

    Pre-registration of the first experiment for this project

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  • I know that I know nothing: Can puncturing the illusion of explanatory depth overcome the relationship between attitudinal dissimilarity and prejudice?

    People are prejudiced towards groups they perceive as having a worldview dissimilar from their own. This link between perceived attitudinal dissimilar...

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