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Insight of the Day:Divided We Are, and Getting More So

This article highlights the increasing division within society and the impact it has on social interactions and group dynamics. The authors discuss how people are sorting themselves into groups based on cultural values, life experiences, and political attitudes rather than just demographic attributes like race, gender, and age. The article also mentions the decline in social contacts and friendships reported by individuals, which can have negative implications for mental health.

The authors suggest that research on group divisions should encompass a broader range of factors beyond traditional demographics and should include studies on entire organizations and populations. Understanding and addressing these divisions is crucial for promoting unity, collaboration, and overall well-being in society. The article concludes by emphasizing the importance of studying and addressing these divisions to create a more cohesive and understanding society.

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