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Intergroup Contact and Social Change: An Integrated Contact-Collective Action Model

Hässler, Tabea, Uluğ, Özden Melis, Kappmeier, Mariska, Travaglino, Giovanni A. (2020) Intergroup Contact and Social Change: An Integrated Contact-Collective Action Model. Journal of Social Issues, . ISSN 0022-4537. (doi:10.1111/josi.12412) (KAR id:84525)

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Previous research has shown that positive intergroup contact among disadvantaged group members may predict a so-called ‘sedative’ effect according to which positive contact is associated with reduced support for social change. Conversely, positive contact is associated with increased support for social change toward equality among advantaged group members. This raises the important question of under which circumstances intergroup contact can encourage support for social change among both disadvantaged and advantaged groups. In this theoretical article, we tackle this question by introducing a new Integrated Contact-Collective Action Model (ICCAM). We first provide an up-to-date review of how intergroup contact may promote or hinder social change for both disadvantaged and advantaged groups. We, then, use ICCAM to examine when the many forms of intergroup contact promote or hinder support for social change, proposing the existence of two different paths for disadvantaged and advantaged group members. Finally, we discuss the implications of the model for social intervention and make policy recommendations stemming from a review of available evidence.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/josi.12412
Uncontrolled keywords: intergroup contact, collective action, social change, disadvantaged groups, advantaged groups, ICCAM
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Giovanni Travaglino
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2020 11:00 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC
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