Racism, Wellbeing and Extremist Identification in Australia (2016–2020)

Abstract:
Drawing on established social psychological theories of prejudice the proposed project aims to challenge racism by investigating: 1) how small negative interracial interactionscan perpetuate racial hostility and segregation; 2) how positive interactions with majority groups (eg. white Australians) might promote wellbeing and healthy behaviours in minority group members; 3) how negative interracial interactions might lead to extremist identification and sympathiesin disenfranchised minority group members; and 4) how prejudice and discrimination develops between different minority groups. This research will lead to solutions that challenge racism and discrimination in the real world, promoting social cohesion in Australia.
Grant type:
ARC Future Fellowships
Researchers:
Funded by:
Australian Research Council