Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

Front Cover
Beacon Press, Oct 13, 2010 - Psychology - 101 pages
8 Reviews
Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on why and how our brains form prejudices, how racism hurts our health, steps we can take to mitigate prejudiced instincts, and what a post-prejudice society might actually look like.
 
Bringing a diverse range of disciplines into conversation for the first time, Are We Born Racist? offers a straightforward overview of the new science of prejudice, and showcases the abundant practical, research-based steps that can be taken in all areas of our lives to overcome prejudice.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
6
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
1

Review: Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

User Review  - Bryan - Goodreads

Some chapters better than others, but a lot of good information in this book that needs a larger audience. We are not born racist, but biologically, we are set up for it, so if trained to be racist, we easily acquiesce. Read full review

Review: Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology

User Review  - Amanda EVHS Keller - Goodreads

Though this book isn't really my style, I actually rather enjoyed it. It was very informative and I'm certain it will help me write my paper. I was completely unaware that there were actually tests ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jason Marsh is editor-in-chief of Greater Good magazine and coeditor, with Jeremy Adam Smith and Dacher Keltner, of The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness. Smith is also the author of The Daddy Shift and the editor of Sharable.net. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton holds a PhD from Columbia University and is associate professor of psychology at the University of California-Berkeley.

Bibliographic information