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Comparing direct and imagined intergroup contact among children : effects on outgroup stereotypes and helping intentions.

Vezzali, Loris and Stathi, Sofia and Crisp, Richard J. and Capozza, Dora (2015) 'Comparing direct and imagined intergroup contact among children : effects on outgroup stereotypes and helping intentions.', International journal of intercultural relations., 49 . pp. 46-53.

Abstract

We conducted an experimental intervention aimed at comparing the effectiveness of direct and imagined intergroup contact. Italian elementary school children took part in a three-week intervention with dependent variables assessed one week after the last intervention session. Results revealed that direct and imagined intergroup contact, compared to control conditions of direct and imagined intragroup contact, had an additive impact when it came to reducing negative stereotypes of immigrants and fostering future helping intentions toward this group. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.06.009
Publisher statement:© 2015 This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Date accepted:22 June 2015
Date deposited:04 June 2018
Date of first online publication:26 July 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

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