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I on the other hand had the opportunity as a child to be in an equal status environment with multiple, frequent informal contacts with a multitude of different cultural backgrounds. I had the opportunity to continue this setting well throughout the next 20 years relying on one another to achieve a common goal and experiencing interdependence with one another. I can say all of these experiences have affected me, and how I view the world and its people.
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Exposure reduces prejudice and improves relations between the majority and minority group.
Equal group status within the situation
Contact Hypothesis Today
Knowledge remains one sided
Minority groups expect prejudice from the majority (Shelton, 2003).
Equal status perceived in different terms by the minority (Robinson & Preston, 1976)
Intergroup Contact Theory,Annual Review of Psychology
November 2001 Monitor on Psychology
The works cited here provide an excellent overview of the FBM phenomenon. The seminal FBM article is that of , which described a questionnaire study in which participants were asked to report the circumstances in which they first learned of surprising, consequential public events, such as the iconic example of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Brown and Kulik sparked the first wave of FBM research over the next decade. , an edited volume, provides an excellent overview of this early FBM research, including chapters on FBMs for the explosion and critical analyses of the flashbulb memory hypothesis, that is, Brown and Kulik’s claim that FBMs are a product of special memory processes. provides another useful, book-length survey of early FBM research, reviewing the work conducted to that point and focusing on the evidence both for and against the flashbulb memory hypothesis. Several years after , argued that, though it may seem paradoxical that we form such vivid memories for simply learning of important events, FBMs in fact serve important memory functions. The decade following saw a surge in FBM research, spurred in part by the terrorist attack of 9/11, which provided fertile ground for FBM studies. , an edited volume that includes contributions from many leading FBM researchers, updates and provides an excellent overview of the state of affairs following this period of intense activity. One important chapter in is , which reviews the ways in which FBMs, as memories of events that are not experienced directly, possess a unique set of properties. advances the field by including FBMs in a broader theoretical account of why we form particularly vivid memories for some types of events, including not only FBMs, but also those such as memories for emotional events and memory for humor. Lastly, although most FBM studies have looked at events that affect large groups, such as nations, we should note that several researchers have examined FBMs for events affecting smaller groups, such as a family or a circle of friends. Articles addressing memory for such events include and .