Bridging Differences — The Greater Good

In an interesting article on Bridging Differences, in UC Berkeley’s The Greater Good, they say, differences don’t necessarily need to divide people, but we do have a tendency, rooted in evolution, to split the world into “us” and “them”—and to treat members of our own “ingroup” with kindness while behaving badly toward outside groups. These tendencies can be especially pronounced at times when we feel stressed or threatened, anxious about our own security or survival….