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1 December 2023 - 1 December 2023

1:00PM - 2:00PM


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This talk is part of the Department of Psychology seminar series.

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Contact with sexually diverse people predicts attitude transformation towards the entire group membership (i.e., the primary transfer effect) and may potentially generalize to other group memberships (i.e., the secondary transfer effect). However, the effect of contact may extend beyond this recognized attitudinal transformation, encompassing cognitive growth and potentially impacting other types of psychological outcomes, termed the Tertiary Transfer Effect (TTE). In this presentation, we will share the results of two studies. The first explores the TTE of contact with sexual minorities, shedding light on the broader implications of such interactions. The second study focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of Imagined contact (IC) strategies in reducing negative attitudes towards sexual minorities. We
propose that contact-based strategies hold promise in reducing prejudice and enhancing psychological well-being for all parties involved in these social exchanges. Incorporating the generalization principle of these strategies into antiprejudice efforts and inclusion programs targeting sexual minorities can expand their reach and impact.