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People who claim superior beliefs exaggerate their own knowledge

In other words, when a belief is strongly held, is tied to one’s identity or values, or is held with a sense of moral conviction, people are more likely to distance themselves from information and people that challenge their belief.

“Having your beliefs validated feels good, whereas having your beliefs challenged creates discomfort, and this discomfort generally increases when your beliefs are strongly held and important to you,” said Kaitlin Raimi, U-M assistant professor of public policy and the study’s co-author.

The findings appear in the May issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-superiority-complex-people-superior-beliefs.html#jCp

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