Entertainment Education as a Means to Reduce Anti-Muslim Prejudice - For Whom Does It Work Best? An Extended Replication of Murrar and Brauer (2018)

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The present research aimed to replicate and extend findings by Murrar and Brauer (2018), who demonstrated that an entertainment education intervention (a music video) effectively reduced US residents anti-Muslim prejudice. Using a German sample (N = 203), we confirmed that watching the video significantly reduced recipients prejudice toward Muslims compared to a control condition and two alternative interventions. Unlike in Murrar and Brauer, however, the intervention s advantageous effect was driven by recipients feelings of intergroup anxiety and perceptions of outgroup malleability rather than their identification with Muslims. Extending Murrar and Brauer's findings, our results also suggest for whom entertainment education interventions may work best, namely for recipients high in right-wing authoritarianism. The findings theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSocial Psychology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)51-60
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2021