Intergroup Relations in Post-Conflict Contexts: How the Past Influences the Present (and Future)

John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Ruth K. Ditlmann, Tessa V. West

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRestoring Civil Societies
Subtitle of host publicationThe Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780470671436
StatePublished - Aug 8 2012


  • Basic needs and intergroup relations
  • Categorization of others, as the ingroup or the outgroup
  • Intergroup conflict, specific galvanizing events
  • Intergroup relations in post-conflict, the past influencing the present
  • Psychological legacies
  • Psychological needs, coupled with historical/economic/political
  • Psychology, cost-benefit/group identity/emotion/morality
  • Strategies for improving intergroup relations
  • Whites and Blacks, and intergroup orientations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology

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