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PhD Studentship: Antecedents and Consequences of Intergroup Contact

University of East Anglia - PSY

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Norwich
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £17,688 tax-free maintenance grant equivalent to UKRI studentship rates
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 22nd February 2023
Reference: MELEADYR_U23PSY

Intergroup contact theory states that interactions between members of different cultural groups

can reduce prejudice and improve intergroup relations. More than 60 years of supportive research has led to the widely shared recognition that intergroup contact “works” in reducing prejudice. However, this potential can only be realised when individuals are willing to engage in intergroup contact. With levels of ethnic segregation remaining high across much of the UK understanding what motivates people to engage with diversity fully and positively is a crucial task for academics and practitioners alike.

This project will explore the factors that motivate/ hinder intergroup contact engagement, as well as the consequences of intergroup contact and how the beneficial consequences of intergroup contact encounters may function as reward systems reinforcing future intergroup contact behaviours and further contact-seeking.

This PhD project is in a competition for a Faculty of Social Sciences funded studentship. The studentship covers full tuition fees for Home or International students, a tax-free maintenance grant equivalent to UKRI studentship rates (currently £17,688) and a research training support grant (currently £750 per year).

For further information, please see Studentships and Stipends: www.uea.ac.uk/research/research-with-us/postgraduate-research/latest-phds-and-research-studentships/postgraduate-research-fees-and-funding/studentships-and-stipends and information on maintenance grant levels:  www.uea.ac.uk/research/research-with-us/postgraduate-research/latest-phds-and-research-studentships/postgraduate-research-fees-and-funding/stipends-and-fee-levels.

Please also see the UEA Studentship terms and conditions: www.uea.ac.uk/documents/20142/130807/pgr-studentship-terms-and-conditions.pdf/b38bb426-cd1f-c4b5-38da-22023aca30e4?t=1590662730627.

PRIMARY SUPERVISOR: Dr Rose Meleady

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