Alaina Brenick
University of Connecticut
Prejudice (legal term)Ingroups and outgroupsPeer groupSocial exclusionEthnic groupDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyHuman factors and ergonomicsPolitical sciencePsychological interventionDiasporaContext (language use)Poison controlPrejudiceOutgroupSuicide preventionImmigrationMedicineSocial psychologyMoral reasoning
Publications 28
#1Sameena Shah (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 1
#2Minjung Choi (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 1
Last. Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
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This study explores the protective effects of family cohesion and school belongingness against the negative consequences of bullying. 481 immigrant and nonimmigrant US middle-school students (Mage = 13.28(0.87), 49% female; 36% ethnic minority) self-reported their experiences being bullied, school belongingness, family cohesion, and socioemotional well-being measured as externalizing, internalizing, and prosocial behaviors. First- or second-generation immigrant youth (n = 72) came from 30 countr...
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#1Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
#2Kaitlin M. Flannery (State University of New York at Cortland)H-Index: 11
Last. Daniell Carvalheiro (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 2
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#1Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
#2Samantha E. Lawrence (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 2
Last. Rony Berger (BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Although contact-based interventions are the cornerstone of prejudice reduction, in high-conflict environments, incendiary contact with outgroups can instead exacerbate negative attitudes. Supplementing contact interventions with social-cognitive/emotional approaches may, instead, help facilitate positive contact. This study evaluated the effectiveness of two prejudice reduction interventions among 148 Palestinian-Israeli and 154 Jewish-Israeli 5th grade students (Mage.years = 10.55, SD...
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#1Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
#2Maja K. Schachner (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 17
Last. Emily Karr (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 1
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In our chapter, we review the various explicit and implicit forms of prejudice that manifest in the classroom. We describe how prejudice can present in the form of easily recognizable acts, such as verbal bullying (name-calling) and intergroup exclusion, as well as in less salient or seemingly innocuous acts, such as structural inequality and segregation, microaggressions, and stereotype threat. After identifying the various forms of prejudice in the classroom, we discuss the myriad of consequen...
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Abstract This investigation compared the efficacy and durability of two prejudice reduction approaches: social-emotional skills training and intergroup contact. 148 5th grade Palestinian-Israeli students in the ethnically-mixed city of Jaffa were randomly assigned to one of three conditions. Members of the skills-based classes engaged in activities that aimed to cultivate perspective-taking, empathy, and compassion; members of the contact classes met with Jewish-Israeli peers; and members of the...
6 CitationsSource
#1Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
#2Maja K. Schachner (University of Potsdam)H-Index: 17
Last. Philipp Jugert (University of Duisburg-Essen)H-Index: 14
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Abstract We examined the interplay between perceived ethnic discrimination (PED) as a risk factor, and cross-ethnic friendships as a protective factor in culturally diverse classrooms, and how they relate to the socioemotional adjustment of ethnic minority boys and girls. We conducted multi-level analyses of 327 Turkish-heritage ethnic minority early-adolescents in Germany (62 classrooms; Mage = 11.59 years, SDage = 0.76). Higher rates of PED were associated with more depressive symptoms and dis...
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#1Rony Berger (BGU: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)H-Index: 13
#2Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
Last. Ricardo Tarrasch (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 24
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This study evaluated the effectiveness of a newly developed mindfulness and compassion-based social-emotional intervention, Call to Care-Israel (C2C-I), in reducing prejudiced attitudes of Israeli-Jewish youth toward the Israeli-Palestinian outgroup. The C2C-I combines social-cognitive and social-emotional driven mindfulness and compassion practice into one program to create a community of care and cultivate compassion toward the self and others. Three hundred twenty-four Israeli-Jewish 3rd–5th ...
8 CitationsSource
#1Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
#2Linda C. Halgunseth (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 13
Abstract Over the past decades, the field of bullying research has seen dramatic growth, notably with the integration of the social-ecological approach to understanding bullying. Recently, researchers (Hymel et al., 2015; Hawley & Williford, 2015) have called for further extension of the field by incorporating constructs of group processes into our investigation of the social ecologies of bullying. This brief note details the critical connections between power, social identity, group norms, soci...
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#1Carmit T. TadmorH-Index: 11
#2Rony BergerH-Index: 13
Last. Joy BenatovH-Index: 6
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Although recent research has demonstrated the benefits of multicultural experience for reducing personal levels of intergroup bias, the potential for an intergenerational effect has yet to be explo...
5 CitationsSource
#1Alaina Brenick (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 10
#2Kelly A. Romano (FSU: Florida State University)H-Index: 6
Last. Lisa A. Eaton (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 45
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Abstract Purpose: For Black women who have sex with women (BWSW), obtaining routine healthcare can be obstructed by a number of psychosocial barriers, including experiences of stigma, related to both sexual orientation and race, and medical mistrust, both race-based and global. Previous research demonstrates that sexual orientation and race-based stigma, as well as global and race-based medical mistrust, each have a negative impact on health outcomes and engagement in care (EIC) independently. T...
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