Allophilia (meaning "love or like of the other") is a term that means generally liking and having positive regard for a group that one doesn't belong to. This term was coined by Todd Pittinsky who was unable to find a word meaning the opposite of 'prejudice'.

Allophilia is simply liking others who aren't like you. Encouraging allophilia has been proposed as a possible means to reduce conflict between groups. There are four main factors in allophilia that have been identified: admiration, trust, connection, and engagement.

An example of allophilia would be scholars and students who admire, study, and embrace cultures that aren't their own. Another example would be individuals who aid displaced or persecuted individuals such as the people who hid and rescued Jewish individuals who were being targeted and killed by the Nazis in World War II.

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