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The affective consequences of imagined contact: A review and some suggestions for future research

The affective consequences of imagined contact: A review and some suggestions for future research

Vezzali, L., Crisp, R. J., Stathi, Sofia ORCID: 0000-0002-1218-5239 and Giovannini, D. (2013) The affective consequences of imagined contact: A review and some suggestions for future research. TPM - Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 20 (4). pp. 343-363. ISSN 1972-6325 (doi:https://doi.org/10.4473/TPM20.4.4)

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Abstract

Recent research has provided consistent support for imagined intergroup contact (Crisp & Turner, 2012), a new indirect contact strategy for reducing prejudice. In the present review, we focus on the affective consequences of imagined contact. In particular, we review studies showing that imagined contact has powerful effects on reduced intergroup and performance anxiety, as well as increased trust and empathy toward outgroup members. Moreover, these effects extend to the affective part of intergroup attitudes tapped at both an explicit and at an implicit level. We also present evidence that some of these variables mediate the effects of imagined contact on reduced prejudice. Finally, we discuss the double nature, cognitive and affective, of imagined contact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Imagined contact; Indirect contact; Intergroup relations; Prejudice reduction; Intergroup contact.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2019 11:00
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/24202

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