Scientists say reducing deep-seated prejudice is possible

Two young political scientists at UC Berkeley and at Stanford who exposed a major research fraud less than a year ago are now reporting the results of their own work countering prejudice, and are being hailed for it by a leading expert in their field.

The scientists said they have found that the attitudes of voters who strongly disdain transgender people and opposed laws protecting them can be rapidly changed by brief conversations with volunteers, regardless of whether those volunteers are transgender.

David Broockman, 27, a newly minted assistant professor in the Stanford Business School who had earned his advanced degree at

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