Course title:Intergroup contact
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Department:Department of Psychology
Course code:KPS / 7INCO
Level of study:
Format of study:Lecture 1 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:Mgr. Simona Oľhová, PhD. (G)
ISCED F broad:Arts and humanities
Annotation:Intergroup contact is nowadays considered one of the most effective ways of reducing prejudice and intergroup tensions. Since its classic formulation by Gordon Allport in 1954, abundance of research has been conducted on this topic, giving a lot of new insights into existing theory. During this time, a lot of disputes about the most effective form for intergroup contact have also aroused, ending with questioning the assumption that the outcomes of intergroup contact are unambiguously positive. During the seminar, we will discuss the most important issues in current knowledge about intergroup contacts. We will start with classic ideas and dilemmas that are already resolved, quickly turning to the most recent ideas and research in the field and to questions to which an answer is not yet known. To understand intergroup contact research, knowledge about wider field of intergroup relations is essential. Students will acquire this knowledge during the lectures, which will cover the theories and empirical evidence on which intergroup contact is based.