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System-justifying motives can lead to both the acceptance and the rejection of innate explanations for group differences

  • Eric Luis Uhlmann (a1), Luke Zhu (a2), Victoria L. Brescoll (a3) and George E. Newman (a3)

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Recent experimental evidence indicates that intuitions about inherence and system justification are distinct psychological processes, and that the inherence heuristic supplies important explanatory frameworks that are accepted or rejected based on their consistency with one's motivation to justify the system.

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System-justifying motives can lead to both the acceptance and the rejection of innate explanations for group differences

  • Eric Luis Uhlmann (a1), Luke Zhu (a2), Victoria L. Brescoll (a3) and George E. Newman (a3)

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