In Someone Else’s Shoes : Promoting Prosocial Behavior Through Perspective Taking


  • Policy Research Working Paper Series The World Bank


  • Can taking the perspective of an out-group reduce prejudice and promote prosociality Buildingon insights from social psychology, this paper studies the case of Colombian natives and Venezuelan immigrants. Thiswas done by conducting an online experiment in which natives were randomly assigned either to play an online game thatimmersed them in the life of a Venezuelan migrant or to watch a documentary about Venezuelans crossing the border onfoot. Relative to a control group, both treatments increased altruism towards Venezuelans and improved some attitudes,but only the game significantly increased self-reported trust.

fecha de publicación

  • 2021

Líneas de investigación

  • altruism
  • migration
  • perspective taking
  • prejudice
  • trust


  • 9866