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Page-Gould, et al., 2008: Participating in interracial interactions while sharing personal information decreased cortisol levels and initiated cross-group interactions among White and Latino undergraduates ten days later

Reference:

Mallett, R. K., & Wilson, T. D. (2010). Increasing positive intergroup contact. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(2), 382-387.
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Summary:

Pairs of White and Latino undergraduates got to know each other using a “fast friends” procedure, asking and answering a series of increasingly self-disclosing questions and playing cooperative games over three sessions. Over this period, students, especially those higher in prejudice and in worries about prejudice, showed strong declines in cortisol levels, a stress hormone. Moreover, as compared to students in same-race dyads, the intervention led students with higher initial levels of prejudice to initiate more cross-group interactions on campus over the next ten days.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Other People and Groups

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing beliefs about social groups and group conflict

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

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Walton & Wilson, 2018