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Haggard's research focuses on the intersection of religion, prejudice, and the development of virtues such as intellectual humility, identification with all humanity, and civic engagement. Haggard's overarching themes in writings include how intellectual virtues develop and are displayed in everyday life, how religion can bolster some forms of prejudice, and the influence of morality in perceiving others. Haggard is currently researching how civic engagement is impacted by intellectual virtues such as dependability, benevolence, and other-centeredness.
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Discusses the understandings of intellectual humility as a spectrum between intellectual arrogance and intellectual servility provides new and important avenues for research and intervention development.
Discusses how in Belgian and U.S. samples, brief exposure to religious prime words above and below awareness increase participant's self-reported benevolent sexism scores
Explores how intellectual Humility conceptualized as owning one's intellectual limitations driven by a desire to seek truth predicts openness to experience and other traits associated with open-mindedness.
Discusses how both social and value-based aspects of religiosity increase the likelihood of volunteering through or for one's place of worship, whereas only social aspects of religiosity increase likelihood of volunteering outside one's place of worship.