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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The Developmentof Prejudice in Children
Prejudice andIntergroup Relations
Prejudice OldandNew Is Prejudice Declining?
Prejudice from the Recipients Point ofView
Reducing Prejudice
Glossary of Key Terms
Social Categorizationand Prejudice

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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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