Dealing with Differences

Dealing with Differences : An Introduction to the Social Psychology of Prejudice

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Offers an introduction to the topic of prejudice through the historical, psychological and sociological lenses. The text examines the roots of prejudice, recognizes the efforts made to reduce it, and searches for resolutions to the problems it affords individuals, groups, organizations and society.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155053124
  • 9780155053120

Table of contents

Part 1 Definitions and overview: defining prejudice; differences and prejudice. Part 2 Explaining prejudice -characteristics of the targeted groups: religion and folklore explain group differences; science explains group differences 1 -preliminary considerations; science explains group differences 2 -the IQ debates and other recent issues. Part 3 Explaining prejudice - characteristics of the prejudiced person: personality and prejudice - authoritarianism and its current legacy; values and prejudice; cognition and prejudice 1 - categorization and stereotyping; cognition and prejudice 2 - stereotypes, social interaction and change. Part 4 Explaining prejudice - intergroup relations: interpersonal and intergroup relations - friends or categories; intergroup effects - in-groups and out-groups; theories of intergroup relations - implications for prejudice. Part 5 The effects of prejudice on identity and society: self-worth, double-consciousness and inequality - some consequences of being the target of prejudice; whiteness, maleness and heterosexuality - some effects of prejudice on identity and society. Part 6 Conclusions - challenging prejudice: undoing prejudice 1 - lessons from the three lenses; undoing prejudice 2 -empowerment.
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