Examining the Effects of I-Sharing for Future White-Black Interactions

  title={Examining the Effects of I-Sharing for Future White-Black Interactions},
  author={Sarah E. Gaither and J{\'e}ssica L{\'u}cia dos Rem{\'e}dios and Jennifer R. Schultz and Keith B. Maddox and Samuel R. Sommers},
  journal={Social Psychology},
Abstract. Research shows that I-sharing, or sharing subjective experiences with an outgroup member, positively shapes attitudes toward that outgroup member. We investigated whether this type of social experience would also promote a positive interracial interaction with a novel outgroup member. Results showed that White and Black participants who I-shared with a racial outgroup member (vs. I-sharing with a racial ingroup member) expressed more liking toward that outgroup member. However, I… 

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