Societal impact

The research program is unique in that it focuses on the social psychological dynamics of intergroup toleration. It will reveal the processes and conditions involved in toleration as well as its potential consequences for those who are tolerated.

We will offer key insights and describe:

  • what is involved in intergroup toleration and how it can be stimulatedThis will help to design interventions that aim at a more accepting and cohesive society.
  • what the boundaries of tolerance are and how intolerance differs from prejudice and discrimination and thereby how interventions for stimulating tolerance differ from interventions that address prejudice and discrimination.
  • why and under which conditions being tolerated has negative effects on minority members’ well-being and collective action involvement to challenge group disparities and societal injustices. In this way the possible negative implications for those being tolerated can be taken into account when thinking about stimulating tolerance.