Intelligence doesn’t guarantee an open mind. Here’s why | World Economic Forum

Intelligence doesn’t guarantee an open mind. Here’s why Harvard Business School students cheer during their graduation ceremonies in Boston, Massachusetts following Harvard University’s 358th Commencement June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES EDUCATION) – RTR24AAY Research reveals people with superior cognitive abilites are more likely to apply social stereotypes, but also will more easily unlearn them Image: REUTERS/Brian Snyder This article is published in collaboration with Futurity 08 Aug 2017 James Devitt Latest Articles How countries have recovered from the financial crisis and other top economic stories of the week Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz 11 Aug 2017 Do you take all of your holiday allowance? Maybe not, if you live in these countries Callum Brodie 11 Aug 2017 Would you let your employer implant a microchip in your hand? These workers have John McKenna 11 Aug 2017 More on the agenda Further reading arrow People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, research finds. However, the experiments also show that those with higher cognitive abilities more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information

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