Sunday, August 17, 2008

A relevant powerpoint presentation based on the chapter can be found at

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dear Friends,

This blog is dedicated to finding different ways to use the Internet to improve intergroup relationships. It is my belief that the Internet can play a pivotal role in helping to bring an end to intergroup conflict and bring new vitality into intergroup relations. This is a relatively new and very exciting field and we hope that this blog will serve as a meeting point for everyone who is interested in this venture. So please feel free to contribute, papers, information on articles, research, creative ideas, and opinions.
We welcome your contribution and look forward to reading it!
Many thanks

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chapter 9

Intergroup conflict is sadly part of our existence. Such conflicts exist around the globe originating through differences, for example, in beliefs, religion, race, and culture. The degree of conflict between rival groups varies from mild hostility to all-out war, leading to the loss of thousands of lives every year. The field of intergroup conflict has attracted the attention of many social psychologists who have attempted to understand the phenomenon and to provide solutions to end it...

To cite this chapter please use:
Amichai-Hamburger, Y. (2008). The Contact Hypothesis reconsidered: Interacting via Internet: Theoretical and practical aspect. In A. Barak (Ed.), Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications (pp. 209-227). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.