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Mallett & Wilson, 2010: Reflecting about a time when students didn't thought they would be friends with another person but were wrong improved interracial relations among undergraduates over two weeks

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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:

Undergraduates watched a video depicting a friendship between a Black and a White student. Both friends mentioned that they did not expect to become friends or have much in common. As compared to students who just watched the video, students who then wrote about “a time when you didn’t think you could become friends with a person, but were wrong for some reason” had a better interracial interaction immediately and initiated more interracial friendships in the next two weeks.

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Other People and Groups

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Changing beliefs about social groups and group conflict

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Psychological Question Addressed

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