Extending Intergroup Contact Theory: From Prejudice Reduction to Social Change

01 October 2011 → 30 June 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Social psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
racism intergroup contact prejudice intergroup relations social change affirmative action
Project description

This project investigates the relation between the reduction of prejudice through intergroup contact on the one hand and the existing intergroup climate on the other hand. We focus on the combined effects of positive intergroup contact and the quality of the intergroup climate on prejudice, reactions to discrimination and the willingness to change structural intergroup inequality at the societal level.