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Crossing the divide: promoting confidence in contact in a diverse world

17 September 2019 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing Tab for more information.
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Registration deadline: 10 September

Positive interactions with members of different groups can improve intergroup relations and change the way we think about the world. Yet people often fail to engage in such interactions. To navigate the diverse environment in which we live, it is important to develop skills and beliefs that will enable positive cross-group relationships. This talk will highlight some of the many benefits of engaging in intergroup contact and discuss interventions that can help to make people more confident in, and in turn more likely to successfully engage in, successful interactions with people from different backgrounds.

This is a Psychology Week event supported by The School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast.

DKB OG 012
David Keir Building
Queens University Belfast
Stranmillis Road


Event Location: 

17:30 Arrival, Tea & Coffee
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Networking
20:00 Close


Rhiannon Turner is Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Centre for Identity and Intergroup Relations at Queen’s University Belfast. She undertakes research on intergroup relations, with a specific focus on how intergroup contact can be used as a tool to change intergroup attitudes and behaviours.


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