Preventing Prejudice: A Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents

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SAGE, Mar 28, 2006 - Education - 358 pages
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The Second Edition of Preventing Prejudice has been completely revised and expanded to provide the most up-to-date and extensive coverage of prejudice and racism currently available. The new edition of this book not only presents a comprehensive overview of prejudice and racism but also includes practical tools for combating prejudice development in children, adolescents and adults.

Key features:

- stresses the importance of criticalrRole models: the text emphasizes the critical role counselors, educators, and parents must play in the fight against prejudice and racism. Pragmatic in nature, the book includes strategies that can be used by parents, teachers, and counselors in working to reduce prejudice across the lifespan.

- encourages healthy identity development: the text reviews an extensive body of empirical research on the link between identity development, prejudice, and mental health. The book summarizes racial, biracial, multiracial, and gay and lesbian identity models. A major new theory highlights the link of multicultural personality development to prejudice-free attitudes and behavior as well as to quality of life.

- offers field-tested tools: provides concrete, easy to implement exercises on preventing prejudice and increasing multicultural awareness. In addition, the book includes a review of tests and instruments that measure prejudice and a list of films and books that serve as a resource guide for readers. The authors draw on theory and research in social, developmental, counselling and cross-cultural psychology as well as in sociology and education.

 

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Contents

Preface
iii
Acknowledgments
vii
Understanding Prejudice and Racism
xiii
Some Historical Background on the Origins and Evolution of Racial Prejudice
4
Causes and Consequences of Racial Prejudice
19
Person of Color Minority Identity Development Mental Health and Prejudice
37
European American White Racial Identity Development Mental Health and Prejudice
66
Biracial Multiracial and Gay or Lesbian Identity Development
87
Race Relations in High School
182
Race Relations on the College Campus
192
Race Relations in the Community
204
Assessments of Prejudice Cultural Competence Stressful Effects of Racism Racial and Ethnic Identity and the Multicultural Personality
221
A Race Awareness Resource Guide
241
Appendix I
251
Appendix II
259
Appendix III
269

Multicultural Personality Development
106
Counselor Roles in Prejudice Reduction and Race Relations
127
Teacher Roles in Prejudice Reduction
143
Parent Roles in Prejudice Reduction
158
Race Relations in Elementary and Middle Schools
173
Appendix IV
274
References
279
Author Index
309
Subject Index
319
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Joe Ponterotto is Professor and Coordinator of the Counseling Psychology Program at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to his arrival at Fordham in 1987, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Active in APA and ACA, Joe is also the author of numerous journal articles and books and coeditor of Sage’s Handbook of Multicultural Counseling.

Shawn O. Utsey, new to the author team on this edition, is the Chair of the department of African American Studies, director of the Institute for African American Mental Health Research and Training, an editor of the Journal of Black Psychology, and an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and is the Editor of the Journal of Black Psychology.

Paul Pedersen is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii and Professor Emeritus from Syracuse University. He has taught at the University of Minnesota, Syracuse University, University of Alabama at Birmingham and for six years at universities in Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also on the Summer School Faculty at Harvard University, 1984-1988 and the University of Pittsburgh - Semester at Sea voyage around the world, Spring 1992. International experience, numerous consulting experiences in Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and Europe; and a Senior Fulbright award teaching at National Taiwan University 1999-2000. He has authored, co-authored or edited 40 books, 99 articles and 72 chapters on aspects of multicultural counseling and international communication. He is a Fellow in Divisions 9, 17, 45 and 52 of the American Psychological Association. For more information and a complete CV contact http//:soeweb.syr.edu/chs/Pedersen.