Stereotypes and Prejudice: Essential Readings

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Psychology - 490 pages
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There is perhaps no topic that has so engaged the interest of social psychologists as that of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. Researchers have studied stereotypes and prejudice toward African Americans, women, the elderly, the mentally ill, clinically obese people, homosexuals, the physically handicapped, and individuals with AIDS to name just a few. Interest in studying stereotyping and prejudice comes both from its theoretical importance as a basic process of person perception, and also from its immense practical importance. As societies are becoming more ethically diverse, people from different cultures are increasingly coming into contact with each other, with ever greater opportunities for stereotypes and prejudice to operate. This book contains a collection of classic and contemporary readings that have contributed to our understanding of stereotyping and prejudice from a social-psychological perspective. The selected readings all make an important theoretical contribution, but have also been chosen with an eye on their accessibility and appeal to students.
 

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Contents

PART
5
Conceptualizing Stereotypes and Prejudice
17
READING 2
49
READING 3
64
Stereotypes as Individual and Collective Representations 64
79
HEADING 4
87
Correlational and Priming Studies of Dual Cognitive Structures
100
READING 6
119
When Do We Use Stereotypes and Prejudice?
251
READING 15
259
The Aversive Form of Racism
293
READING
305
PART 6
323
NEAMGH
338
The Affective Consequences
355
READING21
369

The Princeton Trilogy Revisited 86
134
How do Stereoypes Develop?
139
READING 8
161
READING 9
172
READING 10
191
PART 4
209
READING 12
226
PART 7
391
READING 24
435
References
451
How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology
457
Author Index
467
Subject Index
481
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University of Maryland, College Park Bio: Charles Stangor is professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, and has also taught at the University of Tubingen in Germany. He received his B.A. from Beloit College in 1973 and his Ph.D. from New York University in 1986. Dr. Stangor's research interests concern the assessment and development of learning in college undergraduates. He is a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society and has served as the Executive Officer of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

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