Extended Contact

Paterson, Jenny, Cameron, Lindsey and Turner, Rhiannon N. (2017) Extended Contact. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. SAGE Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, US, p. 281. ISBN 9781483391168, 9781483391144

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From wars and genocide to stereotypes and prejudice, the world is full of examples of group-based hostilities and biases. To counter these negative intergroup attitudes and behaviors, social psychologists have long since encouraged members of opposing groups to engage in face-to-face interactions with one another under optimal conditions, for example cooperating with one another to achieve shared goals. Decades of research have highlighted the positive impact of such intergroup contact on intergroup relations. The power of intergroup contact is exemplified by a relatively recent empirical development, referred to as extended contact. According to this approach, simply knowing or observing an in-group member who has a close relationship with an out-group member can be sufficient to improve intergroup relations. In this way, contact has a ripple ...

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: C800 Psychology
L300 Sociology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 10:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40292

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