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Summary of: Levy Paluck, E., Porat, R., Clark, C. S., & Green, D. P. (2021). Prejudice reduction: Progress and challenges. Annual Review of Psychology, 72, 533-560. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-psych-071620-030619 Background & Theory This article is a meta-analysis of prejudice reduction research (dating back to 2007), and provides an understanding of what we have discovered, what was done...

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Summary of: Davenport, C., Mokleiv Nygård, H., Fjelde, H., & Armstrong, D.  (2019). The consequences of contention: Understanding the aftereffects of political conflict and violence. Annual Review of Political Science, 22, 361-377. https://doi/10.1146/annurev-polisci-050317-064057 Background & Theory This article examines the kinds of consequences that contention breeds in the political sphere, or in other words, how...

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Summary of: Chrupala-Pniak, M., Grabowski, D., & Sulimowska-Formowicz, M. (2017). Trust in effective international business cooperation: Mediating effect of work engagement. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 5(2), 27-50.  https://doi.org/10.15678/EBER.2017.050202 Background & Theory This article examines how personal characteristics play a role in the success of inter-organizational relationships (IORs), specifically by evaluating relational competence and its...

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Summary of: Bao, Y., Zhao, Y., Xiao, Z., Liang, F., Wang, W., & Li, B. (2020). Fusion of “you and me”: Cultural mixing promotes intergroup psychological compatibility. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 51(5), 353-369. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022022120924129 Background & Theory This article examines how cultural mixing might influence intergroup relations, specifically by evaluating how people may feel connected to...

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Summary of: Rahal, R-M., & van Beest, I. (2020). Conflict and competition. Manuscript submitted for publication. In R. A. R. Gurung (Ed.), Research encyclopedia of psychology in the real world Routledge. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ykj42 Background & Theory This article offers a review of the unique factors that contribute to both conflict and competition, and how competition might...

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Summary of: Kauff, M., Beneda, M., Paolini, S., Bilewicz, M., Kotzur, P., O’Donnell, A. W., Stevenson, C., Wagner, U., & Christ, O. (2020). How do we get people into contact? Predictors of intergroup contact and drivers of contact seeking. Journal of Social Issues, 1-26.  Background & Theory This article evaluates why intergroup contact occurs; while...

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Summary of: Slocombe, B., & Wastell, C. (2020). Belief rigidity as a viable target in the peaceful resolution of enduring conflict. New England Journal of Public Policy, 32(2), 1-19. https://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol32/iss2/6 Background & Theory This article examines how belief rigidity might contribute to ongoing conflict, and the ways that perhaps it can be lessened, even a...

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Summary of: White, F. A., Borinca, I., Vezzali, L., Reynolds, K. J., Blomster Lyshol, J. K., Verrelli, S., & Falomir-Pichastor, J. M. (2020). Beyond direct contact: The theoretical and societal relevance of indirect contact for improving intergroup relations. Journal of Social Issues, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/josi.12400 Background & Theory The authors explore the benefits of indirect contact,...

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Summary of: McLamore, Q., Adelman, L., & Leidner, B. (2019). Challenges to traditional narratives of intractable conflict decrease ingroup glorification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45(12), 1702-1716. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167219841638 Background & Theory This article explores how the glorification of our ingroup (those whom we share identity with) contributes to conflict. It also shows how taking on...

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Summary of: Arseneau-Robar, T. J. M., Müller, E., Taucher, A. L., van Schaik, C. P., Bshary, R., & Willems, E. P. (2018). Male monkeys use punishment and coercion to de-escalate costly intergroup fights. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1880), 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2323 Background & Theory This article examines how Vervet monkeys interact with...

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