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Do indirect contact interventions help to prepare people for intergroup encounters? Seminar

Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Date:
9 May 2013
Venue:
Building 44 (Shackleton) Room 3095 University of Southampton Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Allyson Marchi on 02380 599645 or email A.Marchi@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

I will present a series of experiments which suggest that indirect contact interventions may increase the likelihood that when a participant directly encounters an outgroup member, the experience is a success.

I will present a series of experiments which suggest that indirect contact interventions may increase the likelihood that when a participant directly encounters an outgroup member, the experience is a success. My initial studies looked at the effect of such interventions on social distance when anticipating interactions with an outgroup member, whilst subsequent studies have examined the impact of indirect contact on physiological (e.g., heart rate) and behavioural (e.g., coded video recordings, confederate ratings) responses when interacting with an outgroup confederate. The findings suggest that indirect contact strategies can have a powerful effect on the success of subsequent intergroup encounters.

Speaker information

Dr Rhiannon Turner, University of Leeds. Research interest: Intergroup relations and prejudice reduction

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