CONTACT HYPOTHESIS

the theory that individuals belonging to one class can come to be less biased against people belonging to other classes simply by elevating the amount of communication they have with them.

CONTACT HYPOTHESIS: "The contact hypothesis is proven time and again in society wherein offspring of prejudiced individuals carry on in life with the same attitudes as their parents and later develop more of an inclination toward those they're prejudiced against judging from their own experiences with such people in life."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONTACT HYPOTHESIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/contact-hypothesis/ (accessed September 16, 2020).
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