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Stathi et al., 2014: Imagining interacting with Asian children increased positive perceptions of Asian children among White English 7-9 year olds

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Stathi, S., Cameron, L., Hartley, B., & Bradford, S. (2014). Imagined contact as a prejudice-reduction intervention in schools: The underlying role of similarity and attitudes. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(8), 536-546.
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Summary:

White 7-9 year-old children in England imagined interacting with a different Asian child once a week for three weeks in routine settings (park, birthday party, beach). In each session, children received a picture of the Asian child and were prompted to tell a story “about a day that you might have with a new friend.” One week later, as compared to children in a no-treatment control condition, those in the imagined contact condition reported being more similar to Asian children, more positive attitudes toward Asian children, and more interest in interacting with Asian children.

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Other People and Groups

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Changing beliefs about social groups and group conflict

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Walton & Wilson, 2018