The Psychology of Social and Cultural Diversity / Edition 1

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The nature of society is rapidly changing. Traditional social, cultural and geographic boundaries are being replaced with increasingly complex representations of identity. We are required to confront new ways of partitioning our social worlds, and this in turn creates new questions and demands for social scientists, practitioners and policymakers.

This volume offers an integrated approach to these questions and demands, exploring the psychological implications and applications of new forms of social and cultural diversity. Leading scholars offer contributions from a range of psychological perspectives, including research on social identity and social categorization, multiculturalism and biculturalism, organizational behavior, intergroup contact, prejudice, projection, creativity, and stereotype threat.

The volume documents advancements in the field, explores converging links between research programs, and offers a contemporary understanding of the psychology of social and cultural diversity that directly addresses social intervention and policy implications.

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"I would recommend this book for use as core reading for a graduate-level course in the psychology of ethnic, social, or cultural diversity or as supplementary reading for a course on cross-cultural psychology or human diversity. It will be a useful addition to any course within one of these areas." (PsycCRITIQUES, 16 March 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405195614
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/23/2010
  • Series: Social Issues and Interventions Series, #4
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 584,149
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Crisp is Professor of Psychology in the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent. He has received numerous awards including the British Psychological Society's Spearman Medal (2006). He is joint editor of Multiple Social Categorization (with Miles Hewstone, 2006) and Essential Social Psychology (with Rhiannon Turner, 2007). He is associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and in 2009 was elected an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

Series Preface xi

1 Introduction Richard J. Crisp 1

Part I Social Identity 9

2 Social Identity Complexity and Acceptance of Diversity Marilynn B. Brewer 11

3 Facilitating the Development and Integration of Multiple Social Identities: The Case of Immigrants in Québec Catherine E. Amiot Roxane de la Sablonnière 34

4 Costs and Benefits of Switching among Multiple Social Identities Margaret Shih Diana T. Sanchez Geoffrey C. Ho 62

Part II Culture 85

5 Multicultural Identity: What It Is and Why It Matters Angela-Minh Tu D. Nguyen Verónica Benet-Martínez 87

6 What I Know in My Mind and Where My Heart Belongs: Multicultural Identity Negotiation and its Cognitive Consequences Carmit T. Tadmor Ying-yi Hong Chi-Yue Chiu Sun No 115

Part III Intergroup Attitudes 145

7 Multiculturalism and Tolerance: An Intergroup Perspective Maykel Verkuyten 147

8 Diversity Experiences and Intergroup Attitudes Christopher L. Aberson 171

Part IV Intergroup Relations 191

9 The Effects of Crossed Categorizations in Intergroup Interaction Norman Miller Marija Spanovic Douglas Stenstrom 193

10 Complexity of Superordinate Self-Categories and Ingroup Projection Sven Waldzus 224

Part V Group Processes 255

11 The Categorization-Elaboration Model of Work Group Diversity: Wielding the Double-Edged Sword Daan van Knippenberg Wendy P. van Ginkel 257

12 Divided We Fall, or United We Stand?: How Identity Processes Affect Faultline Perceptions and the Functioning of Diverse Teams Floor A. Rink Karen A. Jehn 281

Part VI Interventions 297

13 Combined Effects of Intergroup Contact and Multiple Categorization: Consequences for Intergroup Attitudes in Diverse Social Contexts Katharina Schmid Miles Hewstone 299

14 The Application of Diversity-based Interventions to Policy and Practice Lindsey Cameron Rhiannon N. Turner 322

Index 353

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