“Type of Contact Matters: Prosocial Behaviour Towards Asylum Seekers and the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Greece”
Effrosyni Charitopoulou, Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellow
December 13, 2023 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · 103 Scheide Caldwell
Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Why do ingroup members help outgroup strangers? Focusing on the case of Greece in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis, I study behavioral motivations of host community members who offered assistance to asylum seekers. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of behavioral patterns and their variations, I assert the importance of the type of intergroup contact in influencing prosocial actions.