Improving Intergroup Relations
Social Issues and Interventions
Editor: Ulrich Wagner
Editor: Linda Tropp
Editor: Gillian Finchilescu
Editor: Colin Tredoux
Improving Intergroup Relations focuses on emerging research directions for improving intergroup relations,
a field which has been largely influenced and inspired by the life contributions of Thomas F. Pettigrew.
The bookContains 18 original articles written in an accessible style by experts in psychology and related
disciplines Suggests practical strategies for improving intergroup relations Looks at intergroup relations
from the early influence of Dr. Pettigrew and how his seminal work has fostered many new developments
in the field Explores the implications of intergroup research for the promotion of social change
Ulrich Wagner is Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Center for Conflict Studies at
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.
Linda R. Tropp is Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Psychology of Peace and
Violence Concentration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States.
Gillian Finchilescu is Professor and Chair of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, South
Colin Tredoux is Professor of Psychology, and Head of Department, at the University of Cape Town,
"Each chapter in Improving Intergroup Relations is concise and readable and reports on exciting research
findings in the field of intergroup relations." (PsycCRITIQUES, April 2009)
"Tom Pettigrew's research and writing has had a major impact on our understanding of prejudice, its
causes and cures. This remarkable volume is both a tribute to Pettigrew's influence and an extension of
its reach. A must read for anyone interested in intergroup relations." Elliot Aronson, author of The Social
Animal, Nobody Left to Hate, and Mistakes were Made