What is it about?

Tolerance is an important strategy for reducing tension and conflict in culturally, religiously, and ideologically diverse nations. However, tolerance and intolerance can occur in different forms with varied societal implications. This research proposes a new model to differentiate between intuitive and deliberative (in)tolerance and considers its implications for living with cultural, religious, and ideological diversity.

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Why is it important?

At a time of increased political polarization, ethnic or racial tensions, and deep divides between ideological and religious groups on how people should be allowed to live their life, tolerance provides unique insight into how we may manage irreconcilable differences stemming from true diversity. This research sheds light on the psychology behind when, why, and how we may navigate beliefs, norms, and practices of other groups in society when we do not see eye-to-eye. This work thereby helps better understand how to live with deep diversity in a multicultural, multireligious, and ideologically diverse country.

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This page is a summary of: Tolerance as forbearance: Overcoming intuitive versus deliberative objections to cultural, religious, and ideological differences., Psychological Review, March 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/rev0000228.
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