Opening closed minds: the combined effects of intergroup contact and need for closure on prejudice.

  title={Opening closed minds: the combined effects of intergroup contact and need for closure on prejudice.},
  author={Kristof Dhont and Arne Roets and Alain Van Hiel},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={37 4},
Five studies tested whether need for closure (NFC) moderates the relation between intergroup contact and prejudice toward immigrants. The results consistently showed that intergroup contact was more strongly associated with reduced levels of prejudice among people high in NFC compared to people low in NFC. Studies 1 (N = 138 students) and 2 (N = 294 adults) demonstrated this moderator effect on subtle, modern, and blatant racism. Study 2 also replicated the moderator effect for extended contact… CONTINUE READING
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