An experimental comparison of direct and indirect intergroup contact

  title={An experimental comparison of direct and indirect intergroup contact},
  author={Maria Ioannou and Ananthi Al Ramiah and Miles Hewstone},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
Abstract Indirect forms of intergroup contact, such as extended and vicarious contact, are thought to provide a promising alternative to direct contact, but very few studies have compared the effectiveness of these two types of contact to confirm this claim. Furthermore, Wright, Aron, McLaughlin-Volpe, and Ropp (1997) postulated, but did not test, that the usefulness of extended (or vicarious) over direct contact lies in these forms of indirect contact being likely to elicit less anxiety and… Expand
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