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Goldenberg et al., 2018: Reflection on how groups can change or taking opposing perspectives in challenging situations improved attitudes towards Palestinians among Israeli Jews over six months

Reference:

Goldenberg, A., Cohen-Chen, S., Goyer, J. P., Dweck, C. S., Gross, J. J., & Halperin, E. (2018). Testing the impact and durability of a group malleability intervention in the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences, 115(4), 696-701.
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Summary:

Israeli Jews took part in a 5-hour workshop that addressed the value of taking the other side’s perspective in challenging situations in general (not in the local Israeli-Palestinian conflict). As compared to a control condition taught skills to cope with stress leaders often encounter, the perspective taking intervention improved attitudes toward Palestinians and increased hope for a better shared future over a 6-month period of intense intergroup conflict. A second intervention, focused on the malleability of groups in general, produced similar but if anything larger benefits.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Personal and Social Experiences

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I better manage this 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

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I better manage this conflict?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018