Vicarious, extended and imagined intergroup contact: A review of interventions based on indirect contact strategies applied in educational settings

@inproceedings{Stathi2017VicariousEA,
  title={Vicarious, extended and imagined intergroup contact: A review of interventions based on indirect contact strategies applied in educational settings},
  author={Sofia Stathi},
  year={2017}
}
Although research has shown that interventions within educational contexts based on direct, face-to-face contact are effective in reducing prejudice, they may be difficult to implement. Recent research has demonstrated that also indirect contact is a useful strategy to improve intergroup relations. In the present work, we focus on three forms of indirect contact which have received consistent attention by social psychologists in recent years: vicarious contact, extended contact, imagined… Expand
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