Improving intergroup relations with extended and vicarious forms of indirect contact

@article{Vezzali2014ImprovingIR,
  title={Improving intergroup relations with extended and vicarious forms of indirect contact},
  author={Loris Vezzali and Miles Hewstone and Dora Capozza and Dino Giovannini and Ralf W{\"o}lfer},
  journal={European Review of Social Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={314 - 389}
}
Research in social psychology has provided impressive evidence that intergroup contact reduces prejudice. However, to the extent that strategies based on direct contact are sometimes difficult to implement, scholars have more recently focused on indirect contact. An effective form of indirect contact is extended contact. According to the extended contact hypothesis, simply knowing that ingroup members have outgroup friends (extended contact), or observing these friendships vicariously… Expand
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