New PDF release: Advances in Intergroup Contact

By Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone

ISBN-10: 1848720548

ISBN-13: 9781848720541

ISBN-10: 1848721145

ISBN-13: 9781848721142

Intergroup touch continues to be probably the most powerful skill 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 targeting realizing whilst, why, and for whom touch does (and doesn't) paintings.

This new quantity specializes in one of many most well liked themes within the social sciences: prejudice. protecting not just simple ideas yet state-of-the-art findings and theoretical instructions, key questions surrounding this topic are addressed, such as:

  • how perceptions of alternative teams bring about nervousness and avoidance;

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

  • 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 figuring out of touch results. those variety from zero-acquaintance touch to intimate cross-group friendships, or even contain simulated touch stories.

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 major issues, it additionally offers attainable new instructions for destiny examine. Given the prominence of touch as a strong prejudice-reduction device, this e-book 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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