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28 March 2017

ERC Advanced Grant for Maykel Verkuyten (ICS Utrecht)

Intergroup toleration: It's nature, processes, and consequences for culturally diverse societies

Intergroup tolerance has been proposed as a key aspect of living harmoniously and productively with diversity; it is critical because objection and disagreement about what is good and right are inevitable. A diverse, egalitarian, and peaceful society does not require that we all like each other, but it does require that people at least tolerate one another. Yet, there has been very little by way of social psychological theorizing and systematic empirical research on intergroup toleration. This research will unravel the interrelated aspects of toleration.