Can chaos and clutter cause prejudice?

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Can chaos and clutter cause prejudice?
« on: 09/05/2011 23:07:25 »
Manners maketh man, and a tidy street stops stereotyping - In a surprise finding from the Netherlands, researchers have discovered that choas and clutter cause people to be far more prejudiced than when things are kept tidy.



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Can chaos and clutter cause prejudice?
« Reply #1 on: 08/09/2011 19:20:46 »
This is so true. All environments that surround us are directly affecting our behavior, clutter affects directly to the human being causing stress, depression and resentment due to the disharmony that surround them. This is a good example of that.

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« Reply #2 on: 03/01/2013 19:25:41 »
As a schoolteacher it is common knowledge that graffiti in schools almost always appear near existing graffiti. The policy at the schools in which I worked was to remove them immediately. This kept the school relatively clean and graffiti free, but the graffiti always came back after some weeks or months. I wasn't aware of the connection with racial intolerance though.

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« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2013 23:21:57 »
The paper is a fraud and has been retracted.It's all rubbish. A perfect example of bad science.