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Humans adapt to social diversity over time

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Humans have evolved cognitive processes favoring homogeneity, stability, and structure. These processes are, however, incompatible with a socially diverse world, raising wide academic and political concern about the future of modern societies. With data comprising 22 y of religious diversity worldwide, we show across multiple surveys that humans are inclined to react negatively to threats to homogeneity (i.e., changes in diversity are associated with lower self-reported quality of lif...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.1818884116

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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National Academy of Sciences
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
116
Issue:
25
Pages:
12244-12249
Publication date:
2019-05-09
Acceptance date:
2019-03-01
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1091-6490
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0027-8424
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English
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2019-05-10

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