The Relationship Between Intellectual Humility and Susceptibility.

Level of Education of Students Involved


Faculty Sponsor

Abbie Thompson


Arts and Sciences



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Presentation Type

Artistic Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 4-27-2023


Intellectual humility is a relatively developing concept within the field of psychology that observes the level that individuals are aware of their own intellectual level and receptive to the thoughts and ideas of others (Krumrei-Mancuso, et al 2016). Among the main studies that observe intellectual humility and have sought to define it observe the main characteristics of those who possess intellectual humility. Along with this, we are analyzing whether or not someone’s levels of intellectual humility can play a role in how susceptible they are to misinformation, in an adult sample. Especially in the current times, knowing whether or not possessing intellectual humility can possibly prevent susceptibility to misinformation is crucial. Utilizing multiple scales of intellectual humility and susceptibility, this study will observe the ways in which different levels of intellectual humility reflect in someone’s susceptibility levels. The scales we used to measure this were the Comprehensive Intellectual Humility Scale (Krumrei-Mancuso, et al 2016), the Limitations-Owning Intellectual Humility Scale (Haggard et al, 2018), and the General Conspiracist Belief Scale (Brotherton, et al 2013). We predict a negative correlation between intellectual humility and high susceptibility, suggesting that those who are more susceptible will have lower levels of intellectual humility.

Biographical Information about Author(s)

Kylie Bowlds is a psychology major with a minor in sociology.

Grace Kostoff is a psychology major with minors in criminology and business administration.

Ella Frangopoulos is a nursing major with a minor in psychology.

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