Adhering to Cultural Norms Can Help Immigrants Elicit Acceptance, Study Finds

This article by Tom Jacobs originally appeared in Pacific Standard

Research shows the human mind reflexively divides people into “us” and “them,” and many people instinctively categorize those of a different race, culture, or religion as dangerously foreign. Is a cohesive multicultural society really possible? … New research finds Germans are less likely to help a hijab-wearing Muslim woman, but this bias fades if she demonstrates agreement with the national consensus that littering is bad.
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