Payne BK, Gawronski B, editors. Naturally occurring interethnic contact: The chapter discusses the developments of contact theory that occurred in the s and reviews the empirical research instigated by the Hewstone—Brown model. This work has found that anxiety is associated with certain nonverbal behaviors including averted eye gaze, blinking, facial rigidity, and closed body posture. Future work will need to examine whether these strategies can help individuals thrive, physiologically and psychologically, in diverse environments. On the one hand, they recognize the benefits of diversity. In Study 2, we then consider the longer-term consequences, if any, of these responses.
Intergroup contact across time:
Interracial prejudice in heterogeneous social groups
Although we made no formal predictions about individuals relatively un concerned about appearing prejudiced, our data suggest that these individuals fared well in diverse contexts. The fragility of intergroup relations: Among past approaches that have successfully improved interracial interactions, most were designed for specific interaction contexts e. Participants were asked to provide three saliva samples each day for five days one school week in the fall and then again in the spring. These responses are likely to be consequential. We take this as evidence that, under some circumstances and for some people, diversity can be beneficial. Open in a separate window.