Prejudice: Its Social Psychology (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 20, 2011 - Psychology - 368 pages
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This new edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensivetreatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideasas well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments.
  • Takes a social psychological perspective, analysing individualbehavior as part of a pattern of intergroup processes
  • Covers the major research, including classical personalityaccounts, developmental approaches, socio-cognitive researchfocussing on categorization and stereotyping, prejudice as anintergroup phenomenon, and ways to combat prejudice
  • Illustrates concepts with examples of different kinds ofprejudice drawn from everyday life
  • Includes a new chapter on prejudice from the victim'sperspective
  • Fully updated throughout, with expansion of the notions ofexplicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice
  

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User Review  - Azeem Malik - Goodreads

This is a great book. The final chapter on Allport's Contact Theory is comprehensive and provides ample support for the theory alongside criticisms. However, the author has an extremely dull writing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caroline Wadad - Goodreads

This was one of the major reasons I got into social psychology. Unlike a lot of self-help, off-the-shelf books that claim to deal with the subject of psychology, Brown shows the true workings and research driving the field today. Despite the academic tone, it still manages to be a great read. Read full review

Contents

Prejudiced Individuals
13
Social Categorization and Prejudice
35
Stereotyping and Prejudice
68
The Development of Prejudice in Children
108
Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
143
Prejudice Old and New
182
Prejudice from the Recipients Point of View
219
Reducing Prejudice
243
Glossary of Key Terms
281
Subject Index
339
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About the author (2011)

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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