The Oxford Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict is based in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Our research focuses on the social-psychological study of intergroup conflict, with a particular focus on intergroup contact.
Below are some of the questions we are interested in. Our research covers many parts of the world, and we use experimental, cross sectional and longitudinal data.
Our research group aims to investigate questions such as:
When and how does intergroup contact improve relations between groups?
Can intergroup contact help groups to forgive each other for past behaviour? Will it work in times of war?
When is an encounter with one member of an outgroup enough to change our attitudes towards the whole group?
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