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Indirect contact predicts direct contact: Longitudinal evidence and the mediating role of intergroup anxiety

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Although the effects of direct and indirect forms of contact on intergroup relations are well documented, little is known about their longitudinal co-development. Based on the social-psychological literature, we hypothesize that indirect contact predicts future direct contact by reducing intergroup anxiety. Across five longitudinal studies (Study 1: German adults, N = 560; Study 2: German, Dutch, and Swedish school students, N = 6,600; Study 3: Northern Irish children, N = 1,593; Study 4: Nor...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1037/pspi0000146

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Wölfer, R
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Publisher:
American Psychological Association Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Journal website
Volume:
116
Issue:
2
Pages:
277-295
Publication date:
2018-11-01
Acceptance date:
2018-05-01
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EISSN:
1939-1315
ISSN:
0022-3514
Pubs id:
pubs:936570
URN:
uri:75aba151-3cbe-49f3-b38c-52d722815640
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uuid:75aba151-3cbe-49f3-b38c-52d722815640
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pubs:936570

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