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By Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone

Intergroup touch is still the most powerful skill to lessen prejudice and clash among teams. The previous decade has witnessed a dramatic resurgence of curiosity during this time-tested phenomenon, with researchers now targeting figuring out while, why, and for whom touch does (and doesn't) paintings.


This new quantity makes a speciality of one of many most well liked issues 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 bring about nervousness and avoidance;



  • how cross-group touch impacts the advance of prejudice in teenagers;



  • whether highly-prejudiced humans make the most of touch;



  • how prestige and gear effect the effectiveness of touch.


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


This quantity attracts jointly world-renowned specialists in prejudice and intergroup touch to supply a long-awaited replace at the situation in intergroup touch examine. in addition to synthesizing and integrating the major subject matters, it additionally presents attainable new instructions for destiny learn. Given the prominence of touch as a strong prejudice-reduction instrument, this e-book 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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By Gordon Hodson,Miles Hewstone

Intergroup touch is still the most powerful skill to lessen prejudice and clash among teams. The previous decade has witnessed a dramatic resurgence of curiosity during this time-tested phenomenon, with researchers now targeting figuring out while, why, and for whom touch does (and doesn't) paintings.


This new quantity makes a speciality of one of many most well liked issues 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 bring about nervousness and avoidance;



  • how cross-group touch impacts the advance of prejudice in teenagers;



  • whether highly-prejudiced humans make the most of touch;



  • how prestige and gear effect the effectiveness of touch.


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


This quantity attracts jointly world-renowned specialists in prejudice and intergroup touch to supply a long-awaited replace at the situation in intergroup touch examine. in addition to synthesizing and integrating the major subject matters, it additionally presents attainable new instructions for destiny learn. Given the prominence of touch as a strong prejudice-reduction instrument, this e-book 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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