The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

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Thomson Wadsworth, 2006 - Psychology - 660 pages
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In the first comprehensive textbook on prejudice with a strong psychological research base, Whitley and Kite cover a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ageism. By integrating theory and research with students' own experiences, the authors increase students' awareness of influences that shape prejudices. As students are asked to evaluate research results and their personal, subjective beliefs, they develop an appreciation of scientific evidence regarding stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

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Bernard Whitley is Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. His research interests include the role of individual difference variables in prejudice and academic dishonesty. He is author, coauthor, or coeditor of four other books. He and Dr. Kite have collaborated together on numerous research projects.

Mary E. Kite is Associate Dean of the graduate school and professor of psychology at Ball State University. Her research focuses on gender-based prejudice and how those beliefs influence other stereotypic judgments. She was recently elected President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

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