Social Psychology Interactions

Advances in Intergroup Contact by Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone

By Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone

Intergroup touch continues to be probably the most potent ability to minimize prejudice and clash among teams. The prior decade has witnessed a dramatic resurgence of curiosity during this time-tested phenomenon, with researchers now concentrating on figuring out while, why, and for whom touch does (and doesn't) paintings.

This new quantity specializes in one of many preferred subject matters within the social sciences: prejudice. masking not just uncomplicated rules yet state of the art findings and theoretical instructions, key questions surrounding this topic are addressed, such as:

  • how perceptions of different teams result in nervousness and avoidance;

  • how cross-group touch impacts the improvement of prejudice in teenagers;

  • whether highly-prejudiced humans take advantage of touch;

  • how prestige and tool impact the effectiveness of touch.

In addition to exploring methodological demanding situations dealing with touch researchers, consciousness is dedicated to prejudice interventions which are rooted in our figuring out of touch results. those diversity from zero-acquaintance touch to intimate cross-group friendships, or even contain simulated touch reports.

This quantity attracts jointly world-renowned specialists in prejudice and intergroup touch to supply a long-awaited replace at the situation in intergroup touch examine. in addition to synthesizing and integrating the most important subject matters, it additionally offers attainable new instructions for destiny study. Given the prominence of touch as a robust prejudice-reduction device, this ebook is a must-read for college students and students of social psychology and sociology, in addition to policy-makers and practitioners.

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