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When is computer-mediated intergroup contact most promising? Examining the effect of out-group members' anonymity on prejudice

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Computer-mediated intergroup contact (CMIC) is a valuable strategy to reduce negative sentiments towards members of different social groups. We examined whether characteristics of communication media that facilitate intergroup encounters shape its effect on out-group attitudes. Specifically, we propose that concealing individuating cues about out-group members during CMIC increases prejudice, as interaction partners are perceived as less socially present. To assess these hypotheses, we conduc...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.chb.2017.08.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
New College
Douglas, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
New College
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique, Belgium More from this funder
Wiener-Anspach Foundation, Belgium More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Computers in Human Behavior Journal website
Volume:
77
Pages:
198-210
Publication date:
2017-08-09
Acceptance date:
2017-08-04
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EISSN:
1873-7692
ISSN:
0747-5632
Pubs id:
pubs:729353
URN:
uri:5c798cc2-5356-4640-95ae-50340a67f6aa
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uuid:5c798cc2-5356-4640-95ae-50340a67f6aa
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pubs:729353

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