Language can provoke violence between groups especially when people paint others as threats.
A new study highlights the importance of the ‘intergroup sensitivity effect’ in comedy, which gives people license to tell certain jokes, but not others.
Everybody wants more self-control, but it’s proven difficult to beef up through training. New research suggests that what your social group does might be key to enhancing your own self-control skills.
Holiday traditions – whether culinary, religious, decorative or musical – help families bond and individuals feel stable and content.
When people feel discriminated against because of their religion, they can feel threatened, triggering feelings of social isolation that can perhaps increase prejudice toward others.