Considers situations and interventions that can foster more inclusive representation and ways, both theoretically and practically, and that a common ingroup identity can facilitate more harmonious intergroup relations.
Preface. Introduction and Overview. Aversive Racism and Intergroup Bias. Theoretical Background and the Common Ingroup Identity Model. Alerting the Perception of Group Boundaries. Conditions of Intergroup contact. Cognitive and Affective Priming: Antecedents and Consequences of a Common Ingroup Identity. Extending the Benefits of Recategorization. Problems, Progress, and Promise. References.
Essays in Social Psychology is designed to meet the need for rapid publication of brief volumes in social psychology.
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