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Obama’s Potential to Transform the Racial Attitudes of White Americans

John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Tamar Saguy, and Eric Hehman

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States can have profound impact, currently and into the future, on Whites’ racial attitudes by providing unprecedented virtual intergroup ... More


Tolerance and the Contact Hypothesis: A Field Experiment

Donald P. Green and Janelle S. Wong

in The Political Psychology of Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195335453
eISBN:
9780199893904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335453.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The contact hypothesis predicts that racial prejudice diminishes when whites and non-whites interact in a setting that fosters cooperation among people of equal status. This hypothesis has seldom, if ... More


Understanding Affective Liberalization

Jeremiah J. Garretson

in The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter both summarizes the current social science theories behind attitude change on lesbian and gay issues and develops the theory of affective liberalization from new research findings in ... More


Psycholinguistics post-war, pre-Chomsky

Willem J.M. Levelt

in A History of Psycholinguistics: The Pre-Chomskyan Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199653669
eISBN:
9780191742040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653669.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter outlines the unifying new efforts that led to modern psycholinguistics, in order to form a practical science of the users of language. It first takes a look at the 1950 Conference on ... More


Coming Out, Entertainment Television, and the Youth Revolt

Jeremiah J. Garretson

in The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479822133
eISBN:
9781479824236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822133.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins by describing the dramatic increase in direct contact of the American public with LGBTQ people documented using polling data. Trends in depictions of LGBTQ people on television ... More


Understanding the Role of Non-aligned Civil Society in Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland: Towards a Fresh Approach

Nicholas Acheson, Carl Milofsky, and Maurice Stringer

in Building Peace in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316593
eISBN:
9781846316739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316739.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter tries to discover why civil society should matter for peace. It also describes the contact hypothesis developed by G. W. Allport. Additionally, a new theoretical framework that attempts ... More


Negotiating Coexistence at a Shared School

Michalinos Zembylas

in Emotion and Traumatic Conflict: Reclaiming Healing in Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199982769
eISBN:
9780190267186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982769.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In this chapter the analysis is situated in a “shared” secondary school—a private school that co-educates children coming from the two conflicting ethnic communities in Cyprus—Greek Cypriots and ... More


Promoting good relations: the role of schools in Northern Ireland

Joanne Hughes and Caitlin Donnelly

in Everyday Life After the Irish Conflict: The Impact of Devolution and Cross-border Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719087288
eISBN:
9781781704561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087288.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The relationship between the separate education system for Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and the perpetuation of the conflict continues to be subject of considerable debate. There is ... More


Out of the Head

Brian Schiff

in A New Narrative for Psychology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199332182
eISBN:
9780190690014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199332182.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2, “Out of the Head,” in A New Narrative for Psychology argues that psychology’s conceptual problem becomes even more acute when one considers conclusions drawn about the relationship between ... More


Contact, Intergroup Relations, and Opportunities for Education

David A. Hamburg and Beatrix A. Hamburg

in Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195157796
eISBN:
9780197561980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195157796.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

If groups are strange to each other and therefore fearful or hostile, why not bring them together so they can get to know each other and become friendly? This ... More


Cooperative Learning

David A. Hamburg and Beatrix A. Hamburg

in Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195157796
eISBN:
9780197561980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195157796.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

U.S. society is becoming increasingly multicultural. With the proliferation of enclaves of arriving immigrants, it follows that conflict will often be defined along ... More


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