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Intergroup contact and the projection of positivity

Intergroup contact and the projection of positivity

Stathi, Sofia and Crisp, Richard J. (2010) Intergroup contact and the projection of positivity. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34 (6). pp. 580-591. ISSN 0147-1767 (doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.04.002)

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Abstract

Three studies investigated whether intergroup contact reduces prejudice, in part, via the extension of positive attributes that define the self to the outgroup. Study 1 found that positive intergroup contact predicted self-outgroup overlap, and this overlap mediated the contact–attitude relationship. This mediational path was specific to outgroup, but not ingroup, attitudes. In Study 2 we found that it was the attribution of specifically positive, as opposed to negative, traits that mediated the contact–attitude relationship in a model that also included intergroup anxiety. In Study 3 an elaborated model was supported, in which perceived self-other similarity mediated the effects of positive contact on the attribution of positive self-traits. We discuss the findings in the context of recent advances in Intergroup Contact Theory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intergroup contact, intergroup anxiety, prejudice, intergroup relations, intergroup bias
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9339

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