- Jesse Acosta, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- Markus Kemmelmeier, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
Imagined intergroup contacts’ role in prejudice reduction is well established, but research has yet to emphasize its effect on group perception. The current work examines the effect of imagined contact on perceived group entitativity, which often serves as basis of prejudice. Findings pertaining to three target groups suggest that imagined contact has, at best, mixed effects on group perception.