Shared experience is any cultural text or event in social space that facilitates the discovery of mutually beneficial shared values. Television, Music, Video Games, and Movies are good examples of the demostration of shared values in social space as a mass media that creates the social perception of intergroup prototypes and intragroup stereotypes (Holtzman, 2000). Time spent facilitating shared experiences such as storytelling, movies, concerts, or social gatherings is one way to facilitate the development of intergroup social capital (Loeb, 2010).
Figure 1. Hixson, S. (2012). Violence & Media [Video Podcast]. School of Psychology, Walden University