The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity

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Richard J. Crisp
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 23, 2010 - Psychology - 384 pages
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Promoting a scholarly understanding of the psychology of social and cultural diversity in the early stages of 21st century, this volume encourages an in-depth appreciation of the value in diversity while directly addressing social intervention and policy implications.
  • Offers, for the very first time, an integrated approach to the issues raised by  increasingly complex representations of social identity
  • Explores the psychological implications and applications of new forms of social and cultural diversity
  • Includes research from a diverse range of scholars that covers a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines
  • Discusses how the applications of multiculturalism and diversity research can encourage more positive intergroup relations
  • Develops an in depth understanding and appreciation of the value of social and cultural diversity
 

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Contents

Social Identity Complexity and Acceptance of Diversity
11
Facilitating the Development and Integration
34
Costs and Benefits of Switching among Multiple Social
62
What It Is and Why It Matters
87
Multicultural Identity Negotiation
115
An Intergroup Perspective
147
Diversity Experiences and Intergroup Attitudes
171
The Effects of Crossed Categorizations in Intergroup
193
Complexity of Superordinate SelfCategories and Ingroup
224
The CategorizationElaboration Model of Work Group
257
How Identity
281
Combined Effects of Intergroup Contact and Multiple
299
The Application of Diversitybased Interventions to Policy
322
Index
353
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Richard J. Crisp is Professor of Psychology in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. He has received numerous awards including the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal (2006). He is joint editor of Multiple Social Categorization (with Miles Hewstone, 2006) and Essential Social Psychology (with Rhiannon Turner, 2007). He is associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and in 2009 was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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