Research has consistently demonstrated that intergroup contact favors outgroup humanization. However, the relationship between contact and the humanity attributions, that ingroup members expect from the outgroup, has never been investigated. Intergroup relationships would actually be more harmonious if each group believes that its humanity traits are recognized by the outgroup. In a survey, the relationship between Northern and Southern Italians was considered. Participants were Northern university students. Direct and indirect cross-group friendships were measured (self-report measures). The outcomes, in the structural equation models, were the dimensions of mind attribution: agency and experience. Different mediators were tested: cognitive, normative, emotional. Findings showed that direct but not indirect friendships were related to the belief that the outgroup is able to understand ingroup's human traits. Key mediators of this relationship were the inclusion of the outgroup in the self mechanism and improved empathy toward the outgroup. Practical implications of findings are discussed.
Cross-group friendships, extended contact, and humanity meta-attributions / Falvo, Rossella; Capozza, Dora; DI BERNARDO, GIAN ANTONIO. - (2015). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) tenutosi a Long Beach, California nel 26-28 Febbraio 2015.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||Cross-group friendships, extended contact, and humanity meta-attributions|
|Autore/i:||Falvo, Rossella; Capozza, Dora; DI BERNARDO, GIAN ANTONIO|
|Nome del convegno:||16th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)|
|Data del convegno:||26-28 Febbraio 2015|
|Luogo del convegno:||Long Beach, California|
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