What works to reduce prejudice and discrimination? A review of the evidence

Published: October 2015

Maureen SG reportThis is a review of the international literature and evidence on what measures are considered to be most effective in tackling prejudice. It provides an overview of the key theoretical debates on prejudice reduction, outlines some of the most common interventions, and suggests some lessons that may influence the design of policy interventions in the future.

The report focuses on high-quality empirical studies, a mixture of interventions that were evaluated in ‘real world’ settings and lab-based psychological experiments.

The report also reflects on the appropriateness and applicability of such interventions for tackling different types of prejudice in Scotland. This includes exploring some of the key lessons in relation to anti-sectarianism work.

Authors / Editors

Dr Maureen McBride

University of Glasgow