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Title: Meeting of minds: narratives as a tool to reduce prejudice toward stigmatized group members
Authors: Kim, Nuri
Lim, Cui Min
Keywords: Social sciences::Communication
Issue Date: 2022
Source: Kim, N. & Lim, C. M. (2022). Meeting of minds: narratives as a tool to reduce prejudice toward stigmatized group members. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 25(6), 1478-1495.
Journal: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
Abstract: This study investigates a mechanism of mediated intergroup contact effects that occurs through experiencing social presence of a stigmatized outgroup character. Conceiving narrative texts as a context for mediated intergroup contact, we experimentally test (N = 505) the effects of narrative perspective (first vs. third person) and the photograph of the outgroup protagonist (present vs. absent) on perceived social presence of the outgroup character. We further test whether experiencing the outgroup protagonist as socially present affects intergroup outcomes (i.e., perspective-taking, intergroup anxiety, outgroup knowledge, and outgroup attitudes). Findings indicate that first-person narratives are more effective than third-person narratives in inducing social presence of the stigmatized outgroup character; photos, unexpectedly, did not have such an effect. Social presence, in turn, plays a key role in facilitating positive intergroup outcomes from reading online narrative texts. The implications of our findings are discussed.
ISSN: 1368-4302
DOI: 10.1177/13684302211012783
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s), Article Reuse Guidelines. All rights reserved.
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