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Correcting Misperceptions about — and Increasing Empathy for — Migrants

Americans dramatically overestimate the number of migrants affiliated with gangs and children being trafficked.

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Samantha Moore-Berg Named Inaugural Bruneau Fellow

The fellowship was established to honor the memory of Emile Bruneau, peace and conflict neuroscientist.

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In Conversation with Emile Bruneau: A Video Series

Watch Bruneau explain his research in his own words.

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In Memoriam: Emile Bruneau, Peace and Conflict Neuroscientist

After nearly two years battling brain cancer, Bruneau passed away on September 30.

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Democrats and Republicans Dislike Each Other Far Less Than Most Believe

A new study indicates that some of our political polarization is based on unfounded beliefs.

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Understanding Why Teachers Discriminate Against Minority Students

Teachers in Hungary are more likely to discriminate against Roma students than non-Roma students.

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Paradoxical Thinking: Changing Individuals’ Beliefs by Agreeing with Them to an Extreme Degree

Paradoxical thinking is intended to shock the participants with its absurdity and cause them to reevaluate their beliefs.

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In the Brain, Dislike and Dehumanization Are Not the Same Thing

Processed by separate regions of the brain, dehumanization and dislike may be different psychological processes.

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Exposing Hypocrisy Can Be Effective in Reducing Collective Blame of Muslims for Individual Acts of Violence

A new study evaluated real-world video clips shared on social media to determine which were most effective.

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Study Finds Troubling Consequences for Anti-Muslim and Anti-Mexican Attitudes and Actions

Those holding anti-immigrant sentiment were more likely to support increased surveillance, restricting immigration, and deportation.