Awareness of and sensitivity to intergroup relations has increased markedly in recent decades, particularly in the wake of greater media attention to this topic in all its varying forms. Researchers have also become more cognizant of their broader underlying factors, including the psychological and social-psychological (see, for example, Billig 1976; Taylor and Moghaddam 1994). Increasing consciousness of conflict on a global scale has contributed to contemporary sensitivity of the crucial importance of this topic generally. This is understandable in light of the frequency with which all kinds of journalists report on and analyze these kinds of events, particularly when they involve spectacular levels of violence.