Social Psychology of Prejudice

Social Psychology of Prejudice

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For junior/senior level courses in Social Psychology, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Combining traditional and contemporary approaches to prejudice in an evenhanded yet comprehensive manner, this text presents social psychological theories that are relevant to the understanding of prejudice and discrimination against various stigmatized groups. It reviews what is currently known about how stigmatized group members respond to prejudice and explores possible strategies-at the individual, group, and societal levels-for reducing prejudice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 238.76 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130287717
  • 9780130287717

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In this first edition, Melinda Jones, Director of the University Honors Program at the University of Memphis, combines traditional and contemporary approaches to prejudice. While identifying the origins of prejudice and offering a historical perspective, the text covers broader topics such as ethnic prejudice, sexism, and antigay prejudice. The text offers up-to-date research on issues including intergroup relations and social identity and recommends strategies for the reduction of stereotyping and prejudice.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Prejudice and Discrimination. 2. Racism, Sexism, and Antigay Prejudice. 3. Values and Prejudice. 4. Cognitive Components of Prejudice: Stereotyping and Categorization. 5. Individual Differences in Prejudice. 6. Intergroup Relations. 7. Stigma and Identity. 8. Reducing Prejudice.show more

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