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  • Study shows prejudice strongly influenced by inequality

    New research co-led by a Victoria University of Wellington researcher shows that encouraging interpersonal interactions to reduce prejudice—a key strategy used around the world—might not be as effective as previously thought.

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    Studying the struggle of self-control

    Research from Victoria University of Wellington is investigating how to help people be more self-controlled and focus on long-term gain rather than immediate rewards.

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    Equality’s effect on environmentalism

    New research led by Victoria University of Wellington shows people who favour hierarchy and inequality in society are less likely to be pro-environmental.

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    Researchers highlight the vicious circle of inequality

    Social and economic inequality creates a vicious circle in which the greater the inequality the more those at the top protect their privileged position, according to newly released research by an international group that includes Victoria University of Wellington’s Associate Professor Ronald Fischer.