- Khorri Atkinson
- Nov 27
People are less dismissive of ideas they hear than those they read, study finds
A Bernie Sanders supporter yells to delegates at the Democratic National Convention. Photo: Matt Slocum / AP
"When two people hold different beliefs, there is a tendency not only to recognize a difference of opinion but also to denigrate the mind of one's opposition," the study's authors wrote, per the Post. "Because another person's mind cannot be experienced directly, its quality must be inferred from indirect cues."