Intergroup Contact in the Wild: Characterizing Language Differences between Intergroup and Single-group Members in NBA-related Discussion Forums

@article{Zhang2019IntergroupCI,
  title={Intergroup Contact in the Wild: Characterizing Language Differences between Intergroup and Single-group Members in NBA-related Discussion Forums},
  author={Jason Shuo Zhang and Chenhao Tan and Qin Li Lv},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2019},
  volume={abs/1908.10870}
}
Intergroup contact has long been considered as an effective strategy to reduce prejudice between groups. However, recent studies suggest that exposure to opposing groups in online platforms can exacerbate polarization. To further understand the behavior of individuals who actively engage in intergroup contact in practice, we provide a large-scale observational study of intragroup behavioral differences between members with and without intergroup contact. We leverage the existing structure of… CONTINUE READING

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