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Past Postdoctoral Fellow Publishes on Intellectual Humility and Acquiring Knowledge

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May 1, 2019

Past Postdoctoral Fellow Publishes on Intellectual Humility and Acquiring Knowledge


Megan Haggard, assistant professor of psychology at Fancis Marion University, recently published a co-authored article titled "Links between intellectual humility and acquiring knowledge" in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Haggard was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute during the 2016-17 academic year. Some of the research outlined in the article was completed while she was at the Institute. 

Haggard and her co-authors found that intellectual humility (IH) "was associated with a variety of characteristics associated with knowledge acquisition, including reflective thinking, need for cognition, intellectual engagement, curiosity, intellectual openness, and open-minded thinking. IH was also associated with less social vigilantism, which may promote collaborative learning. Finally, IH was associated with an intrinsic motivation to learn. These links may help explain the observed relationship between IH and possessing more knowledge." 

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