Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone's Advances in Intergroup Contact PDF

By Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone

Intergroup touch is still essentially the most powerful capacity to lessen prejudice and clash among teams. The previous decade has witnessed a dramatic resurgence of curiosity during this time-tested phenomenon, with researchers now targeting figuring out whilst, why, and for whom touch does (and doesn't) paintings.

This new quantity specializes in one of many preferred issues within the social sciences: prejudice. overlaying 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 anxiousness and avoidance;

  • how cross-group touch affects the improvement of prejudice in childrens;

  • whether highly-prejudiced humans reap the benefits of touch;

  • how prestige and gear impression the effectiveness of touch.

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

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

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