Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations

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Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction expands social psychology's traditional focus on prejudice reduction to explore novel approaches to improving relations and fostering empathy between members of socially dominant ingroups and oppressed or victimized outgroups. The authors examine the dynamics of attitudinal change from individual to group levels and propose a proactive analytical framework that can be used to improve relations between groups. They accomplish this by reconceptualizing how we think about intergroup attitudes, examining motivations and expectations across group boundaries, and promoting closeness and inclusion in cross-group relationships. The book's final grouping of chapters applies these concepts to forgiveness, reparation, and reconciliation among different ethnopolitical groups in postconflict societies. This provocative book will be of interest to all individuals who study the complex dynamics of prejudice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433809286
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Introduction: Charting New Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations Linda R. Tropp Robyn K. Mallett 3

I Reconceptualizing Intergroup Attitudes 19

Chapter 1 What Can Tolerance Teach Us about Prejudice? Profiles of the Nonprejudiced Robert W. Livingston 21

Chapter 2 Measuring Positive Attitudes toward Outgroups: Development and Validation of the Allophilia Scale Todd L. Pittinsky Seth A. Rosenthal R. Matthew Montoya 41

II Motivations and Expectations across Group Boundaries 61

Chapter 3 Understanding the Intergroup Forecasting Error Robyn K. Mallett Dana E. Wagner Patrick R. Harrison 63

Chapter 4 Approaching Versus Avoiding Intergroup Contact: The Role of Expectancies and Motivation David A. Butz E. Ashby Plant 81

Chapter 5 Focusing Beyond the Self: Goal Orientations in Intergroup Relations Katya Migacheva Linda R. Tropp Jennifer Crocker 99

III Closeness and Inclusion in Cross-Group Relationships 117

Chapter 6 Cross-Group Friendships: How Interpersonal Connections Encourage Positive Intergroup Attitudes Kristin Davies Stephen C. Wright Arthur Aron 119

Chapter 7 Friendship and Social Interaction with Outgroup Members Elizabeth Page-Gould Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton 139

Chapter 8 Is Multiculturalism Bad for African Americans? Redefining Inclusion Through the Lens of Identity Safety Valerie Purdie-Vaughns Gregory M. Walton 159

IV Applications to Postconflict Reconciliation 179

Chapter 9 Achieving Forgiveness and Trust in Postconflict Societies: The Importance of Self-Disclosure and Empathy Hermann Swart Rhiannon Turner Miles Hewstone Alberto Voci 181

Chapter 10 Promoting Intergroup Reconciliation in Conflicts Involving Direct or Structural Violence: Implications of the Needs-Based Model Arie Nadler Nurit Shnabel 201

Chapter 11 Intergroup Forgiveness and Reparation in Chile: The Role of Identity and Intergroup Emotions Roberto González Jorge Manzi Masi Noor 221

Conclusion: Positive Thoughts About Positive Approaches to Intergroup Relations Samuel L. Gaertner John F. Dovidio 241

Index 261

About the Editors 271

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