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

ISBN-10: 0807011576

ISBN-13: 9780807011577

Edition: 2010

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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?Scientists have explored these questions for years, andAre We Born Racist?brings their discoveries to a general audience for the first time, as leading scientists, psychologists, educators, and many others discuss 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. Writers inAre We BornRacist?illustrate the deep psychological roots of prejudice, detectable even in our brain activitywhile also proving that we can change our responses to these biases.With its groundbreaking scientific basis and multidisciplinary approach,Are We Born Racist?will appeal to positive psychology enthusiasts, educators, readers of books on race and antiracism, parents, medical professionals, students in a wide range of disciplines, and many others who seek practical, research-based tools for overcoming prejudice.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 6/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The New Psychology of Racism
Introduction: The Editors
Are We Born Racist?
Prejudice versus Positive Thinking
Framed! Understanding Achievement Gaps
When Racism Makes Us Sick
The Unhealthy Racist
The Egalitarian Brain
Overcoming Prejudice
Introduction: The Editors
How to Talk with Kids about Race
Promoting Tolerance and Equality in Schools
The Perils of Color Blindness
Overcoming Prejudice in the Workplace
Policing Bias
�People Understand Each Other by Talking�
Strengthening Our Multiracial Society
Introduction: The Editors
Success Strategies for Interracial Couples
The Bicultural Advantage
�How Can You Do That to Your Children?�
Me and My Nose
Double Blood
Truth + Reconciliation
Acknowledgments
Resources
Contributors
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