Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations

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Amer Psychological Assn, Jan 15, 2011 - Social Science - 272 pages
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This edited volume moves beyond social psychology's traditional focus on prejudice reduction, to explore novel approaches to improving relations and fostering empathy between members of socially dominant "ingroups" and oppressed/victimized "outgroups." Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction examines the dynamics of attitudinal change from the individual to the group levels and proposes a proactive analytical framework that scholars and researchers on ethnic/racial identity, intergroup contact, and social conflict can use to improve relations between groups. The contributors to this volume explore these issues across three theoretical and conceptual dimensions: reconceptualizing how we think about intergroup attitudes, examining motivations and expectations across group boundaries, and promoting closeness and inclusion in cross-group relationships. The book's final grouping of chapters applies these concepts to forgiveness, reparation, and reconciliation among different ethnopolitical groups in postconflict societies. Specific case studies include Arab-Israeli relations and post-Pinochet Chile.

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Contents

What Can Tolerance Teach Us About Prejudice?
21
Motivations and Expectations Across Group Boundaries
61
Goal Orientations
99
Closeness and Inclusion in CrossGroup Relationships
117
Friendship and Social Interaction
139
Is Multiculturalism Bad for African Americans?
159
Applications to Postconflict Reconciliation
179
Promoting Intergroup Reconciliation
201
Positive Thoughts About Positive Approaches
241
Index
261
About the Editors
271
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