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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Papers for Special Issue on Acculturation Processes and Intercultural Relations

22.03.2021, by Tina Keil in call for papers

Journal: Societies
Submission deadline: July 31st, 2021

Journal: Societies
Journal: Societies

We are happy to invite contributions to a forthcoming Special Issue of Societies on "Acculturation Processes and Intercultural Relations: Locals and Immigrants in Analogical and Digital Societies".

It is known that contact with cultural otherness is not only inevitable in a globalized society, but it is also the main means through which intercultural relations can be improved. Based on Allport’s (1954) contact hypothesis, a large number of empirical studies and meta-analyses confirmed the positive effect of contact in promoting intercultural dialogue, and online contact studies have shown that digital contacts can promote harmony between different cultural groups, as can analogical contacts (Imperato et al., 2021).

Based on these premises, this Special Issue invites the submission of high-quality empirical papers, reviews, and meta-analyses to advance the understanding of the psychological and social factors and mechanisms that underlie the construction of harmonious (versus conflictual) analogical and/or digital multicultural societies.

For more information, please see the call for papers: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/societies/special_issues/digital_societies

Guest editors: Tiziana Mancini and Chiara Imperato (University of Parma, Italy).