The power of national music in reducing prejudice and enhancing theory of mind among Jews and Arabs in Israel

@article{Bodner2017ThePO,
  title={The power of national music in reducing prejudice and enhancing theory of mind among Jews and Arabs in Israel},
  author={Ehud Bodner and Yoav S. Bergman},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={36 - 48}
}
Ethnic groups use music to promote in-group favoritism and values, but also to enhance intergroup closeness and understanding. The current study examined whether national music, often used for emphasizing intergroup separateness, can also reduce prejudice and promote theory of mind among two groups in conflict, Jews and Arabs in Israel. More specifically, the study examined whether removing a national song from its conflictual context, and introducing it in a manner which emphasizes out-group… 
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