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Title Intergroup contact theory : recent developments and future directions / edited by Loris Vezzali and Sofia Stathi
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 190 pages)
Series Current issues in social psychology
Current issues in social psychology.
Contents The present and the future of the contact hypothesis, and the need for integrating research fields / Loris Vezzali and Sofia Stathi -- Individual differences in intergroup contact propensity and prejudice reduction / Gordon Hodson, Rhiannon N. Turner and Becky L. Choma -- The influence of direct and extended contact on the development of acculturation preferences among majority members / Roberto González and Rupert Brown -- The irony of harmony : past and new developments / Tamar Saguy, Noa Shchori-Eyal, Siwar Hasan-Aslih, Danit Sobol and John F. Dovidio -- A temporally integrated model of intergroup contact and threat (TIMICAT) / Dominic Abrams and Anja Eller -- Investigating positive and negative intergroup contact : rectifying a long-standing positivity bias in the literature / Sylvie Graf and Stefania Paolini -- The extended intergroup contact hypothesis : state of the art and future developments / Loris Vezzali and Sofia Stathi -- A future focus for imagined contact : advances in and beyond intergroup relations / Rose Meleady and Richard J. Crisp -- Intergroup contact among children / Lindsey Cameron and Rhiannon N. Turner -- Concluding thoughts : the past, present and future of research on the contact hypothesis / John Dixon
Summary Intergroup contact theory has been one of the most influential theories in social psychology since it was first formulated by Gordon Allport in 1954. This volume highlights, via a critical lens, the most notable recent developments in the field, demonstrating its vitality and its capacity for reinvention and integration with a variety of seemingly distinct research areas. In the last two decades, the research focus has been on the variables that explain why contact improves intergroup attitudes and when the contact-prejudice relationship is stronger. Current research highlights that contact is not a panacea for prejudice, but it can represent a useful tool that can contribute to the improvement of intergroup relations. The book includes coverage of a number of previously under-researched fields, which extend the full potential of contact theory within the personality, acculturation and developmental domains. The chapters also examine the methodological advances in the field and the applied implications of current research. The book offers a rich picture of the state of the field and future directions for research that will be invaluable to students and scholars working in social psychology and related disciplines. It aims to provide fertile ground for the development of new, exciting and dynamic research ideas in the field of intergroup relations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Acculturation.
Intergroup relations.
Social interaction.
Form Electronic book
Author Stathi, Sofia, editor
Vezzali, Loris, editor
ISBN 1317295234
1317295242 (electronic bk.)
9781317295242 (electronic bk.)