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Liebkind & McAlister, 1999: Learning and discussing about friendships between Finish and immigrant students prevented a decline in tolerance of immigrant students among Finnish middle school students

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Liebkind, K., & McAlister, A. L. (1999). Extended contact through peer modelling to promote tolerance in Finland. European Journal of Social Psychology, 29(5-6), 765-780.
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Summary:

Finish middle schools were randomized to a treatment in which students read stories of close friendships between prototypical Finnish students and immigrant students and how this improved Finnish students’ intergroup attitudes; heard support from university students for positive intergroup attitudes; and took part in brief discussion groups about intergroup relations. This treatment prevented a decline in students’ “tolerance” of immigrant students observed in control-condition schools 2-3 weeks later.

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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