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We must not be enemies: Interracial contact and the reduction of prejudice among authoritarians

Dhont, Kristof, Van Hiel, Alain (2009) We must not be enemies: Interracial contact and the reduction of prejudice among authoritarians. Personality and Individual Differences, 46 (2). pp. 172-177. ISSN 0191-8869. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2008.09.022) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In two Flemish samples (N = 215 and N = 90) two competing hypotheses concerning the simultaneous effects of intergroup contact and authoritarianism on prejudice were tested. While it has been suggested that authoritarianism may hinder the reduction of prejudice through intergroup contact, it has also been proposed that intergroup contact can be especially effective among high scorers on right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and social dominance orientation (SDO). The present results supported the latter hypothesis. Moreover, high scorers on RWA and SDO exhibited lower levels Of prejudice when having more positive contact, as well as exacerbated levels of prejudice when having more negative contact. The discussion focuses on some possible mechanisms that may underlie the reduction of prejudice among high-scoring authoritarians

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.09.022
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Kristof Dhont
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 18:52 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42823 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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