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Prejudice reduction, collective action, and then what?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 November 2012

Dominic Abrams
Affiliation:
Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP, United Kingdom. d.abrams@kent.ac.uk http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/abramsd/ mdv@kent.ac.uk hmw32@kent.ac.uk
Milica Vasiljevic
Affiliation:
Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP, United Kingdom. d.abrams@kent.ac.uk http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/abramsd/ mdv@kent.ac.uk hmw32@kent.ac.uk
Hazel M. Wardrop
Affiliation:
Centre for the Study of Group Processes, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP, United Kingdom. d.abrams@kent.ac.uk http://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/abramsd/ mdv@kent.ac.uk hmw32@kent.ac.uk
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Abstract

Despite downsides, it must, on balance, be good to reduce prejudice. Despite upsides, collective action can also have destructive outcomes. Improving intergroup relations requires multiple levels of analysis involving a broader approach to prejudice reduction, awareness of potential conflict escalation, development of intergroup understanding, and promotion of a wider human rights perspective.

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