contact hypothesis

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The proposition by the US psychologist Gordon W(illard) Allport (1897–1967) that sheer social contact between social groups is sufficient to reduce intergroup prejudice. Empirical evidence suggests that this is so only in certain circumstances.

Subjects: Psychology — Social Sciences.

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