The aim of the present paper was to test whether cross-group friendships and extended contact (knowing that ingroup members have a friendly relationship with outgroup members) are related to reduced outgroup infrahumanization. The relationship between heterosexuals and homosexuals was considered. Participants were university students; all were heterosexual. A questionnaire was used and structural equation models were evaluated. Findings showed that only extended contact was related to reduced infrahumanization and increased outgroup humanization; the key-mediator in these relationships was the mechanism of including the outgroup in the self. Practical implications of findings are discussed.

Capozza, D., Falvo, R., Trifiletti, E., Pagani, A. F., Cross-group friendship, extended contact, and humanity attributions to homosexuals, <<PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES>>, 2014; (2): 276-282. [doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.12.698] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/67404]

Cross-group friendship, extended contact, and humanity attributions to homosexuals

Pagani, Ariela Francesca
2014

Abstract

The aim of the present paper was to test whether cross-group friendships and extended contact (knowing that ingroup members have a friendly relationship with outgroup members) are related to reduced outgroup infrahumanization. The relationship between heterosexuals and homosexuals was considered. Participants were university students; all were heterosexual. A questionnaire was used and structural equation models were evaluated. Findings showed that only extended contact was related to reduced infrahumanization and increased outgroup humanization; the key-mediator in these relationships was the mechanism of including the outgroup in the self. Practical implications of findings are discussed.
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Capozza, D., Falvo, R., Trifiletti, E., Pagani, A. F., Cross-group friendship, extended contact, and humanity attributions to homosexuals, <<PROCEDIA: SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES>>, 2014; (2): 276-282. [doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.12.698] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/67404]
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