Indirect contact in social networks: Challenging common interpretations of the extended contact hypothesis

  title={Indirect contact in social networks: Challenging common interpretations of the extended contact hypothesis},
  author={Tobias H. Stark},
  journal={Group Processes \& Intergroup Relations},
  pages={441 - 461}
  • T. H. Stark
  • Published 1 April 2020
  • Psychology
  • Group Processes & Intergroup Relations
According to the extended contact hypothesis, direct intergroup contact is not necessary for prejudice reduction; it suffices to know that ingroup friends have outgroup friends. However, extended contact is typically measured in a way that does not clarify whether people know the outgroup friend of their ingroup friend or whether they are even direct friends. A social network approach is used to compare extended contact when ingroup friends’ outgroup friends are not direct friends (open triads… Expand
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