Intellectual humility and openness to other viewpoints

Intellectual humility and openness to other viewpoints

One way to increase intellectual humility, at least in the short term, is to encourage a belief in the malleability of intelligence.

Tenelle Porter and Karina Schumann at the University of Pittsburgh created a new intellectual humility questionnaire that asks participants to rate their agreement with 9 items like “I am willing to admit if I don’t know something”. The questionnaire is based on their conception of intellectual humility as recognising your own fallibility and the value and intellectual competence of others. Find the full list of items below (the letter R at the end of a statement means that greater agreement is a sign of less humility):

Source: Something we could use a little more of – studies link intellectual humility with openness to other viewpoints


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