Download PDF by Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone: 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 the most powerful skill to lessen prejudice and clash among teams. The earlier decade has witnessed a dramatic resurgence of curiosity during this time-tested phenomenon, with researchers now targeting figuring out whilst, why, and for whom touch does (and doesn't) paintings.

This new quantity makes a speciality of one of many most well liked subject matters within the social sciences: prejudice. masking 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 different teams bring about nervousness and avoidance;

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

  • whether highly-prejudiced humans take advantage of touch;

  • how prestige and gear impression the effectiveness of touch.

In addition to exploring methodological demanding situations dealing with touch researchers, realization is dedicated to prejudice interventions which are rooted in our knowing of touch results. those variety from zero-acquaintance touch to intimate cross-group friendships, or even contain simulated touch reviews.

This quantity attracts jointly world-renowned specialists in prejudice and intergroup touch to supply a long-awaited replace at the scenario in intergroup touch study. in addition to synthesizing and integrating the most important subject matters, it additionally offers attainable new instructions for destiny study. Given the prominence of touch as a robust prejudice-reduction software, this booklet 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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