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A Social-Psychological Approach to Postconflict Reconciliation

Blake M. Riek, Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio, Marilynn B. Brewer, Eric W. Mania and Marika J. Lamoreaux

in The Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780195300314
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868698 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300314.003.0012
 								A Social-Psychological Approach to Postconflict Reconciliation

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This chapter discusses how social- psychological processes influence intergroup conflict and how these processes can be used in interventions aimed at improving relations between former adversaries. It reviews psychological theory and research that offers insights into these processes and suggest ways that this information can guide diplomatic interventions.

Keywords: intergroup conflict; intergroup relations; bias; reconciliation; decategorization

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Subjects: Social Psychology

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