Attitudes Toward Immigrants Among the Youth

Siân Jones, Adam Rutland
2018 European Psychologist  
In recent years in our increasingly globalized world in many countries we have seen the rise of anti-immigrant feelings among the youth. This has resulted in both discrimination against immigrants and negative psychological outcomes which harm both the individual and hinder social integration within society. In this article we highlight how psychological research can play an important role in informing the design and conduct of educational interventions based in intergroup contact theory that
more » ... ntact theory that are aimed at reducing prejudice towards immigrants. We review recent research showing anti-immigrant attitudes among the youth across the globe, and how these attitudes are related to parental and peer relationships. Research indicates that a color-blind
doi:10.1027/1016-9040/a000310 fatcat:jk6iabkcjvdjvkd4fgsabxuhpu