Improving Intergroup Attitudes through Televised Vicarious Intergroup Contact

  title={Improving Intergroup Attitudes through Televised Vicarious Intergroup Contact},
  author={Nick Joyce and Jake Harwood},
  journal={Communication Research},
In an experiment, participants exposed to depictions of an intergroup interaction between a border patrolling U.S. citizen and an illegal immigrant demonstrated changed attitudes toward illegal immigrants depending on the valence of the portrayal. Negative effects were enhanced among people who identified more strongly with the U.S. citizen character, and positive effects were moderately, although nonsignificantly enhanced among those who viewed the illegal immigrant character as more typical… CONTINUE READING

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