The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

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Cengage Learning, Feb 12, 2009 - Psychology - 720 pages
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This is the first comprehensive textbook on prejudice with a strong psychological research base. Whitley and Kite cover a broad range of topics -- from race and ethnicity to gender, sexual orientation, and ageism. By integrating theory and research with students' own experiences, the authors increase students' awareness of influences that shape prejudices. While evaluating research results and their personal, subjective beliefs, students develop an appreciation of scientific evidence regarding stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.
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It is a very good book, clearly written, well-organized and comprehensive in the analysis of prejudice and discrimination.

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This is one of my books from undergrad. I purchased it for a class called Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination in the Modern World at the University of Kansas. It was one of the most interesting ... Read full review

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Contents

Introducing the Concepts of Stereotyping Prejudice and Discrimination
1
How Psychologists Study Prejudice and Discrimination
39
Social Categorization and Stereotypes
77
Stereotype Activation and Application
121
Emotions and Motivation
161
OldFashioned and Contemporary Forms of Prejudice
189
Individual Differences and Prejudice
232
The Development of Prejudice in Children
277
The Experience of Discrimination
418
Gender and Sexual Orientation
459
Age Ability and Appearance
497
Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination
540
Glossary
590
References
598
Name Index
665
Subject Index
683

The Social Context of Prejudice
324
From Prejudice to Discrimination
369

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About the author (2009)

Bernard Whitley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. His research focuses the role of individual difference variables in prejudice. He is author, coauthor, or coeditor of four other books. He and Dr. Kite have collaborated together on numerous research projects.

Mary Kite is Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Her research focuses on stereotyping and prejudice toward women, gays and lesbians, and older adults and has published widely in those areas. She is a past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Midwestern Psychological Association.

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