Indirect contact and prejudice reduction: limits and possibilities

Brown, Rupert and Paterson, Jenny (2016) Indirect contact and prejudice reduction: limits and possibilities. Current Opinion in Psychology, 11. pp. 20-24. ISSN 2352-250X

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Here we review recent developments in the field of indirect intergroup contact, an extension of the classic Contact Hypothesis. Three forms of indirect contact are assessed: extended, vicarious and imagined. The strengths and limitations of each are evaluated. Although not as potent as direct contact, indirect forms of contact generally offer a more diverse set of practical solutions for reducing prejudice, especially in challenging contexts where direct contact may be infrequent or impossible.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Lene Hyltoft
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 16:05
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 19:35

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