How Labels Shape Our Attitudes Toward Violence

Another fascinating find from the world of cognitive science…

Link: How labels shape our attitudes toward violence.

Recent research by Vanderbilt University psychologist Jessica Giles found that both children and adults are more likely to have a negative, fixed view of people described with a noun, such as "evildoer" or "murderer," than a person described as "someone who does evil things" or "someone who commits murder."

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