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The fragility of intergroup relations: divergent effects of delayed audiovisual feedback in intergroup and intragroup interaction.
Psychol Sci. 2008 Dec; 19(12):1272-9.PS

Abstract

Intergroup interactions between racial or ethnic majority and minority groups are often stressful for members of both groups; however, the dynamic processes that promote or alleviate tension in intergroup interaction remain poorly understood. Here we identify a behavioral mechanism-response delay-that can uniquely contribute to anxiety and promote disengagement from intergroup contact. Minimally acquainted White, Black, and Latino participants engaged in intergroup or intragroup dyadic conversation either in real time or with a subtle temporal disruption (1-s delay) in audiovisual feedback. Whereas intergroup dyads reported greater anxiety and less interest in contact after engaging in delayed conversation than after engaging in real-time conversation, intragroup dyads reported less anxiety in the delay condition than they did after interacting in real time. These findings have theoretical and practical implications for understanding intergroup communication and social dynamics and for promoting positive intergroup contact.

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Department of Psychology, Yale University, 2 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT 06250, USA. adam.r.pearson@yale.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19121137

Citation

Pearson, Adam R., et al. "The Fragility of Intergroup Relations: Divergent Effects of Delayed Audiovisual Feedback in Intergroup and Intragroup Interaction." Psychological Science, vol. 19, no. 12, 2008, pp. 1272-9.
Pearson AR, West TV, Dovidio JF, et al. The fragility of intergroup relations: divergent effects of delayed audiovisual feedback in intergroup and intragroup interaction. Psychol Sci. 2008;19(12):1272-9.
Pearson, A. R., West, T. V., Dovidio, J. F., Powers, S. R., Buck, R., & Henning, R. (2008). The fragility of intergroup relations: divergent effects of delayed audiovisual feedback in intergroup and intragroup interaction. Psychological Science, 19(12), 1272-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02236.x
Pearson AR, et al. The Fragility of Intergroup Relations: Divergent Effects of Delayed Audiovisual Feedback in Intergroup and Intragroup Interaction. Psychol Sci. 2008;19(12):1272-9. PubMed PMID: 19121137.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The fragility of intergroup relations: divergent effects of delayed audiovisual feedback in intergroup and intragroup interaction. AU - Pearson,Adam R, AU - West,Tessa V, AU - Dovidio,John F, AU - Powers,Stacie Renfro, AU - Buck,Ross, AU - Henning,Robert, PY - 2009/1/6/entrez PY - 2009/1/6/pubmed PY - 2009/4/25/medline SP - 1272 EP - 9 JF - Psychological science JO - Psychol Sci VL - 19 IS - 12 N2 - Intergroup interactions between racial or ethnic majority and minority groups are often stressful for members of both groups; however, the dynamic processes that promote or alleviate tension in intergroup interaction remain poorly understood. Here we identify a behavioral mechanism-response delay-that can uniquely contribute to anxiety and promote disengagement from intergroup contact. Minimally acquainted White, Black, and Latino participants engaged in intergroup or intragroup dyadic conversation either in real time or with a subtle temporal disruption (1-s delay) in audiovisual feedback. Whereas intergroup dyads reported greater anxiety and less interest in contact after engaging in delayed conversation than after engaging in real-time conversation, intragroup dyads reported less anxiety in the delay condition than they did after interacting in real time. These findings have theoretical and practical implications for understanding intergroup communication and social dynamics and for promoting positive intergroup contact. SN - 1467-9280 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19121137/The_fragility_of_intergroup_relations:_divergent_effects_of_delayed_audiovisual_feedback_in_intergroup_and_intragroup_interaction_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02236.x?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -