Novotny and Polonsky (2011)

IB Psychology: Novotny and Polonsky (2011)

Prejudice and discrimination against minority groups has been studied extensively by social psychologists. Allport (1954) argued that prejudice can be reduced if the majority has positive contact experiences with members of a minority group. The research, however, to support this theory has been inconclusive. Some theorists argue that the contact hypothesis is too simplistic.The following study by Novotny and Polonsky...


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