How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

Posted by Scientific American on March 19, 2019

Scientific American recently republished the following article from its 2014 special report on how diversity powers science and innovation:

“How Diversity Makes Us Smarter, Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working,” by Katherine W. Phillips, October 1, 2014. Decades of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists and demographers show that socially diverse groups (that is, those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation) are more innovative than homogeneous groups.

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