Intergroup contact theory.

  title={Intergroup contact theory.},
  author={T. Pettigrew},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  • T. Pettigrew
  • Published 1998
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • Allport specified four conditions for optimal intergroup contact: equal group status within the situation, common goals, intergroup cooperation and authority support. Varied research supports the hypothesis, but four problems remain. 1. A selection bias limits cross-sectional studies, since prejudiced people avoid intergroup contact. Yet research finds that the positive effects of cross-group friendship are larger than those of the bias. 2. Writers overburden the hypothesis with facilitating… CONTINUE READING
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