Psychologists Found Out Who Is More Inclined To Condemn Other People

Psychology

American researchers found out that the desire to count themselves to any group makes people with pronounced political convictions more inclined to condemn others. Even if these others have similar political views, but are not included in the relevant group. Psychologists Found Out Who Is More Inclined To Condemn Other People
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Results Published in PNAS magazine. In the study of scientists from Trinity College of Arts and the University of Duke (USA), 141 people participated in groups.

In the first test, the group was divided in accordance with political views, which voiced volunteers. In the second – groups were divided more neutral, according to the principle of preferences of poems and paintings. The third test assumed a division into groups randomly.

After each test, participants asked to highlight a certain amount of money to someone from their group or beyond. Researchers found that belonging to the group did the subjects with more pronounced political views more biased in relation to those who did not enter this group. Even if the latter had similar, but not so pronounced political views.

"There is an obvious distinction between those who have certain political views, and those who do not identify themselves with them. Both those and others may have similar political positions, but in different ways to treat people who are not part of their group, "said one of the authors of the article, Dr. Huittel. And It Does Not Even Depend On How The Principle of The Group Is Organized: On the Basis of Political Views, Preferences of A Genre of Painting or AT All Witherout Any Principle.

Thus, a third of the participants turned out to be completely not affected by belonging to the group when distributing money. Researchers found out that these people were prone to relative neutrality in their political views.

In addition, scientists have found that participants who have experienced a smaller desire to belong to any group are inclined to make decisions faster. As experts assume, this may be due to the fact that such people pay less attention to the opinion of the remaining members of the group.

About what exactly forces people to be sensitive to division into groups, researchers can not say yet. But it is confident that this is not related to an affiliation to the floor or ethnic.

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