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2019 International Association for Conflict Management Conference

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Dynamics of Intergroup Exposure: Novel Perspectives and Real-World Implications

Intergroup exposure is common. Insights into its implications enhance our ability to manage intergroup relations, and yet they are mixed and not well understood. Gathering recent research that takes diverse approaches, this symposium presents three novel perspectives. They illuminate moderators that may address mixed findings in the literature and suggest critical implications at different levels in the real world. On a sociological level, Eason explores how people infer others’ racial attitudes based on the target’s situational affordance for intergroup exposure. On an interpersonal level, Koch investigates effects of nuanced dimensions of perceived similarity on intergroup trust and cooperation. On a personal level, Brienza argues that individuals’ reasoning style determines the extent to which exposure to media reports of intergroup conflict would result in polarized attitudes. By unpacking the dynamic impact of intergroup exposure, this symposium provides new theoretical and practical insights into improving intergroup relations in the real world.

Franki Y. H. Kung
Purdue University
United States

Melody M. Chao
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

Arianne Eason
University of Washington at St. Louis
United States

Cheryl Kaiser
University of Washington
United States

Jessica A. Sommerville
University of Washington
United States

Alex Koch
University of Chicago
United States

Angela Dorrough
University of Chicago & University of Cologne
Germany

Andreas Glöckner
University of Chicago & University of Cologne
Germany

Roland Imhoff
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Germany

Justin P. Brienza
Wilfrid Laurier University
Canada

 


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