To know you is to love you: Effects of intergroup contact and knowledge on intergroup anxiety and prejudice among Indigenous Chileans

Hanna Zagefka, Roberto Gonzalez, Rupert Brown, Siugmin Lay Martinez, Jorge Manzi, Nicolas Didier

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Abstract

Two surveys were conducted in Chile with indigenous Mapuche participants (N study 1: 573; N study 2: 198). In line with previous theorising, it was predicted that intergroup contact with the non-indigenous majority reduces prejudice. It was expected that this effect would be because of contact leading to more knowledge about the outgroup, which would then lead to less intergroup anxiety. The two studies yielded converging support for these predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308–315
Number of pages8
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Volume52
Issue number4
Early online date28 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

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