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Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dr. Levi Adelman, a researcher from the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) attended the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States, where he presented a poster of research he conducted along with PI Dr. Maykel Verkuyten, Dr. Kumar Yogeeswaran of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Dr. Diana Cardenas of Australian National University.

The research presented by Dr. Adelman showed that some people are more likely to have a slippery slope mentality, in that they believe that small actions will lead to very negative consequences, such as that allowing right-wing speakers will lead to a restoration of fascism or that making any cuts to social welfare will lead to the collapse of the welfare state. The research further showed that having this mindset made people less willing to tolerate differences in society and led them to be less supportive of allowing minority groups in the Netherlands to live life as they want.