Interpretation Biases in Intergroup Contact (SegerCU19PSY)
Engaging in positive contact with an outgroup member reduces prejudice toward that group, and people who report more positive contact with outgroups tend to have more positive attitudes. However, the thousand or so studies on intergroup contact have neglected one critically important aspect of real-world contact: How people interpret their intergroup contact experiences. How do previous experiences, social norms, attitudes, and cognitive biases affect how people interpret and experience real-time intergroup contact situations? How does this influence attitudes towards entire social groups? Can individuals’ biases and prejudices lead them to interpret objectively positive or neutral contact situations as negative, either in real-time or retrospectively?
Project Start Date: Oct 2019
Mode of Study: Either full-time or part-time
Acceptable First Degree: Psychology or closely related field
Minimum Entry Requirements: UK 2:1; 60% in Masters in psychological research methods, or equivalent experience, required.
This PhD project is in a School of Psychology competition for funded studentships. These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise of home/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £14,777. Overseas applicants may apply but they are required to fund the difference between home/EU and overseas tuition fees (which for 2018-19 are detailed on the University’s fees pages at https://portal.uea.ac.uk/planningoffice/tuition-fees . Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual increase).
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