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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Contents

Prejudiced Individuals
13
Social Categorization and Prejudice
35
Stereotyping and Prejudice
68
The Development of Prejudice in Children
108
Prejudice and Intergroup Relations
143
Prejudice Old and New
182
Prejudice from the Recipients Point of View
219
Reducing Prejudice
243
Glossary of Key Terms
281
Subject Index
339
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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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