The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action

The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action

by Lynne M. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433809206

ISBN-13: 9781433809200

Pub. Date: 01/15/2011

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Discussions of prejudice inevitably reveal the ways in which prejudice is linked with competition and social injustice, and the role that religious and political ideologies play in shaping attitudes. This book provides an accessible yet scholarly review of social psychological theory on prejudice with the goal of integrating recent theories about its causes.

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Overview

Discussions of prejudice inevitably reveal the ways in which prejudice is linked with competition and social injustice, and the role that religious and political ideologies play in shaping attitudes. This book provides an accessible yet scholarly review of social psychological theory on prejudice with the goal of integrating recent theories about its causes. Several emerging trends and lines of research are highlighted in this book, including:
• Essentialist and social constructivist approaches to understanding differences
• Evolutionary and intergroup explanations of prejudice
• Ideological systems and developmental theories
• Cognitive processes and social neuroscience
• Links among prejudice, environmental issues, and speciesism In addition to its rich theoretical content, the book reviews research on reducing prejudice, with an emphasis on intergroup and institutional strategies. It also discusses collective action to promote social justice and the difficult question of the possible drawbacks of prejudice reduction. With its thoughtfully selected reviews, numerous real-life examples, and novel content, this book will appeal to students and their educators, as well as researchers surveying or investigating the field of prejudice and diversity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433809200
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
624,090
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 Defining Prejudice 7

Chapter 2 Defining Differences 29

Chapter 3 Evolutionary and Psychodynamic Approaches to Prejudice 47

Chapter 4 Ideology and Prejudice 65

Chapter 5 Development of Prejudice in Children 81

Chapter 6 Intergroup Relations and Prejudice 103

Chapter 7 Cognitive, Affective, and Interactive Processes of Prejudice 117

Chapter 8 Toward a Wider Lens: Prejudice and the Natural World 137

Chapter 9 Reducing Prejudice and Promoting Social Change 159

References 177

Index 213

About the Author 225

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