The Multicultural Cognition & Intervention Laboratory is located in the Department of School Counseling and Special Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University.
The Laboratory directed by Dr. Meytal Horkin Nasie, and the focus of the research is on the processes by which we make sense of people from different groups and cultures and develop our knowledge and attitudes regarding social groups and cultures.
The general topics that we investigate include intergroup social cognition, social identity, social categorization, socio-psychological development in a context of conflict, political and cultural socialization, intergroup attitudes and relationships, intergroup bias, stereotyping, and prejudice.
We use our knowledge to develop theory-driven and evidence-based educational interventions to promote cultural awareness and knowledge and positive attitudes towards different groups and cultures. We focus mainly on studying young children, but also adolescents and adults, from diverse cultural groups. We use mixed-methods for research and a variety of means for interventions, including Virtual Reality to simulate intergroup contact and perspective taking.
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