Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations

ISBN-10: 1433809281

ISBN-13: 9781433809286

Edition: 2011

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Description: This edited volume moves beyond social psychology's traditional focus on prejudice reduction, to explore novel approaches to improving relations and fostering empathy between members of socially dominant "ingroups" and oppressed/victimized "outgroups." Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction examines the dynamics of attitudinal change from the individual to the group levels and proposes a proactive analytical framework that scholars and researchers on ethnic/racial identity, intergroup contact, and social conflict can use to improve relations between groups. The contributors to this volume explore these issues across three theoretical and conceptual dimensions: reconceptualizing how we think about intergroup attitudes, examining motivations and expectations across group boundaries, and promoting closeness and inclusion in cross-group relationships. The book's final grouping of chapters applies these concepts to forgiveness, reparation, and reconciliation among different ethnopolitical groups in postconflict societies. Specific case studies include Arab-Israeli relations and post-Pinochet Chile.

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 1/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Contributors
Introduction: Charting New Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations
Reconceptualizing Intergroup Attitudes
What Can Tolerance Teach Us about Prejudice? Profiles of the Nonprejudiced
Measuring Positive Attitudes toward Outgroups: Development and Validation of the Allophilia Scale
Motivations and Expectations across Group Boundaries
Understanding the Intergroup Forecasting Error
Approaching Versus Avoiding Intergroup Contact: The Role of Expectancies and Motivation
Focusing Beyond the Self: Goal Orientations in Intergroup Relations
Closeness and Inclusion in Cross-Group Relationships
Cross-Group Friendships: How Interpersonal Connections Encourage Positive Intergroup Attitudes
Friendship and Social Interaction with Outgroup Members
Is Multiculturalism Bad for African Americans? Redefining Inclusion Through the Lens of Identity Safety
Applications to Postconflict Reconciliation
Achieving Forgiveness and Trust in Postconflict Societies: The Importance of Self-Disclosure and Empathy
Promoting Intergroup Reconciliation in Conflicts Involving Direct or Structural Violence: Implications of the Needs-Based Model
Intergroup Forgiveness and Reparation in Chile: The Role of Identity and Intergroup Emotions
Conclusion: Positive Thoughts About Positive Approaches to Intergroup Relations
Index
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