By Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone
Intergroup touch is still probably the most potent 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 concentrating on knowing 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 alternative teams result in nervousness and avoidance;
- how cross-group touch impacts the advance of prejudice in young children;
- 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, awareness is dedicated to prejudice interventions which are rooted in our realizing 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 major subject matters, it additionally offers attainable new instructions for destiny study. Given the prominence of touch as a strong prejudice-reduction software, this booklet is a must-read for college kids and students of social psychology and sociology, in addition to policy-makers and practitioners.
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Advances in Intergroup Contact by Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone