Prejudice: Its Social Psychology

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

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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


Prejudiced Individuals
Social Categorization and Prejudice
Stereotyping and Prejudice
The Development of Prejudice in Children
Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
Prejudice Old and New
Prejudice from the Recipients Point of View
Reducing Prejudice
Glossary of Key Terms
Subject Index

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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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