Prejudice: Its Social Psychology

Prejudice: Its Social Psychology

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By (author) Rupert Brown

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 244mm x 22mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405113073
  • ISBN 13: 9781405113076
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 296,505

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This new edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideas as well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments. Takes a social psychological perspective, analysing individual behavior as part of a pattern of intergroup processes Covers the major research, including classical personality accounts, developmental approaches, socio-cognitive research focussing on categorization and stereotyping, prejudice as an intergroup phenomenon, and ways to combat prejudice Illustrates concepts with examples of different kinds of prejudice drawn from everyday life Includes a new chapter on prejudice from the victim's perspective Fully updated throughout, with expansion of the notions of explicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice

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Rupert Brown is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex. He has taught courses on prejudice, group processes, and intergroup relations for over 25 years, and published widely in these fields. His books include Group Processes (second edition, Blackwell, 2000) and, as co-editor, the Blackwell Handbook of Social Psychology: Intergroup Relations (Blackwell, 2001) and Social Identities (2006).

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"This new edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideas as well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments". (Bulletin, 13 January 2011)

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The second edition of "Prejudice" provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideas as well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments.Brown tackles prejudice from a social psychological perspective, viewing it primarily as a phenomenon originating in group processes but shaping individuals' behavior and perceptions. As well as looking at intergroup dynamics, he outlines all the major research that has attempted to understand prejudice, including classical personality accounts, developmental approaches, and socio-cognitive research focussing on categorization and stereotyping. Most importantly of all, he assesses research into practical ways in which prejudice can be combated and reduced. Throughout, Brown illustrates the text with examples of different kinds of prejudice drawn from current affairs and everyday life.Fully updated throughout, this edition includes a new chapter on prejudice from the victim's perspective, and expansion of the notions of explicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice. Supported by chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading, this text will be welcomed by both teachers and their students as a balanced and readable introduction to this troubling and persistent social phenomenon.

Table of contents

Preface. Chapter 1: The Nature of Prejudice. Chapter 2: Prejudiced Individuals. Chapter 3: Social Categorization and Prejudice. Chapter 4: Stereotyping and Prejudice. Chapter 5: The Development of Prejudice in Children. Chapter 6: Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. Chapter 7: Prejudice Old and New. Chapter 8: Prejudice from the recipients' point of view. Chapter 9: Reducing Prejudice. References.