Taking Sides “Intergroup Contact” essay: Your four-paragraph essay should address the following questions:
Paragraph 1: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the article representing the “yes” side?
Paragraph 2: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the article representing the “no” side?
Paragraph 3: All in all, which author(s) do you think were the most persuasive in arguing for their position? Explain why. Note: this is is the most important of the four paragraphs.
Paragraph 4: Think of a time when you disliked someone or disliked a particular group, but you changed your mind after spending time with them. Then, think of a time when you disliked someone or disliked a particular group, and spending time with them made your negative opinion even stronger. What was the difference in the two experiences ? What variables might explain the two different outcomes?