Improving Intergroup Relations: Building on the Legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew

Improving Intergroup Relations: Building on the Legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew

Editor(s): Ulrich Wagner, Linda R. Tropp, Gillian Finchilescu, Colin Tredoux

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405169721

Online ISBN: 9781444303117

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303117

Series Editor(s): Marilynn Brewer

About this Book

Improving Intergroup Relations focuses on emerging research directions for improving intergroup relations, a field which has been largely influenced and inspired by the life contributions of Thomas F. Pettigrew. The book

  • Contains 18 original articles written in an accessible style by experts in psychology and related disciplines
  • Suggests practical strategies for improving intergroup relations
  • Looks at intergroup relations from the early influence of Dr. Pettigrew and how his seminal work has fostered many new developments in the field
  • Explores the implications of intergroup research for the promotion of social change

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Editors' Introduction (pages 1–10)

      Ulrich Wagner, Linda R. Tropp, Gillian Finchilescu and Colin Tredoux

  1. Part I: Exploring the Causes of Prejudice and Discrimination

    1. Chapter 5

      The Role of Threat in Intergroup Relations (pages 55–72)

      Walter G. Stephan, C. Lausanne Renfro and Mark D. Davis

  2. Part II: Functions of Intergroup Contact in Improving Intergroup Relations

    1. Chapter 6

      From When to Why: Understanding How Contact Reduces Bias (pages 73–90)

      John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Tamar Saguy and Samer Halabi

    2. Chapter 8

      The Impact of Direct and Extended Cross-Group Friendships on Improving Intergroup Relations (pages 107–123)

      Christiana Vonofakou, Miles Hewstone, Alberto Voci, Stefania Paolini, Rhiannon N. Turner, Nicole T. Tausch, Tania Tam, Jake Harwood and Ed Cairns

  3. Part III: Intergroup Relations and Reflections on One's Own Group Membership

  4. Part IV: Focusing on Social Context in Improving Intergroup Relations

    1. Chapter 13

      Social and Political Context Effects on Intergroup Contact and Intergroup Attitudes (pages 195–209)

      Ulrich Wagner, Oliver Christ, Hinna Wolf, Rolf van Dick, Jost Stellmacher, Elmar Schlüter and Andreas Zick

  5. Part V: Intergroup Relations as a Commitment to Social Change

  6. Part VI: Final Reflections

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