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Title: People in more racially diverse neighborhoods are more prosocial
Authors: Nai, Jared
Narayanan, Jayanth
Hernandez, Ivan
Savani, Krishna
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::General
Identity
Diversity
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Nai, J., Narayanan, J., Hernandez, I., & Savani, K. (2018). People in more racially diverse neighborhoods are more prosocial.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 114(4), 497-515. doi:10.1037/pspa0000103
Series/Report no.: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Abstract: Five studies tested the hypothesis that people living in more diverse neighborhoods would have more inclusive identities, and would thus be more prosocial. Study 1 found that people residing in more racially diverse metropolitan areas were more likely to tweet prosocial concepts in their everyday lives. Study 2 found that following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, people in more racially diverse neighborhoods were more likely to spontaneously offer help to individuals stranded by the bombings. Study 3 found that people living in more ethnically diverse countries were more likely to report having helped a stranger in the past month. Providing evidence of the underlying mechanism, Study 4 found that people living in more racially diverse neighborhoods were more likely to identify with all of humanity, which explained their greater likelihood of having helped a stranger in the past month. Finally, providing causal evidence for the relationship between neighborhood diversity and prosociality, Study 5 found that people asked to imagine that they were living in a more racially diverse neighborhood were more willing to help others in need, and this effect was mediated by a broader identity. The studies identify a novel mechanism through which exposure to diversity can influence people, and document a novel consequence of this mechanism.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/90110
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/48369
ISSN: 0022-3514
DOI: 10.1037/pspa0000103
Rights: © 2018 American Psychological Association. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and is made available with permission of American Psychological Association.This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
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