Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

ISBN-10: 0534642713
ISBN-13: 9780534642716
Edition: 2006
List price: $98.95
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

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.

Introducing the Concepts of Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Group Privilege
Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination
Targets of Prejudice
Where Do We Go From Here?
How Psychologists Study Prejudice and Discrimination
The Research Process
Research Strategies
Measuring Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Social Categorization and Stereotypes
Social Categorization
Origins of Stereotypes
Transmission of Stereotypic Beliefs
Stereotype Accuracy
Functions of Stereotypes
Stereotype Maintenance
Stereotype Activation and Application
Categorization
Stereotype Activation
Stereotype Application
Consequences of Stereotype Use
Old-Fashioned and Contemporary Forms of Prejudice
The Transformation of Prejudice. Modern-Symbolic Prejudice
Subtle Prejudice
Aversive Prejudice
Ambivalent Prejudice
Benevolent Prejudice
Individual Differences and Prejudice
The "Big 3": Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation, and Empathy
The Self
Personal Values
Social Ideologies
The Development of Prejudice in Children
Awareness of Social Categories
The Development of Prejudice
Theories of Prejudice Development
The Social Context of Prejudice
Realistic Conflict Theory
Social Identity Theory
Relative Deprivation Theory
Integrated Threat Theory
Hate Group Membership
Prejudice Based on Gender
Sexual Orientation, and Age
Gender-Based Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
Heterosexism and Anti-Gay Prejudice
Ageism
From Prejudice to Discrimination
What Is Discrimination?
Interpersonal Discrimination
Organizational Discrimination
Hate Crimes
The Experience of Discrimination
Social Stigma
Responses to Prejudice and Discrimination
Consequences of Prejudice to the Target
Coping with Discrimination
Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination
Individual-Level Processes
Intergroup Contact
Educational Interventions
Workplace Interventions
What Should Be Our Goal?: Color-Blindness versus Multiculturalism
What You Can Do To Reduce Prejudice

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