- Provides an authoritative, state of the art overview of thefield of intergroup processes.
- Divided into nine major sections on cognition, motivation,emotion, communication and social influence, changing intergrouprelations, social comparison, self-identity, methods andapplications.
- Written by leading researchers in the field.
- Referenced throughout and include post-chapter annotatedbibliographies so readers can access original research articles inorder to further their study.
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About the Author
Sam Gaertner is Professor of Social Psychology at theUniversity of Delaware. He has published numerous articles onintergroup relations and has recently complete the volumeReducing Intergroup Bias (with J. Dovidio, 2000). His studyof racism among 'well-intentioned' people won the Gordon Allportintergroup relations prize.
Table of ContentsSeries Editors' Preface.
Part I: Sociocognitive Processes.
1.The Root of all Evil in Intergroup Relations? Unearthing theCategorization Process. (Penelope Oakes).
2. Stereotypes: Content, Structures, Processes, and Context.(Don Operatio and Susan T. Fiske).
3. Category Dynamics and the Modification of OutgroupStereotypes. (Myron Rothbart).
4. Developmental and Socialization Influences on IntergroupBias. (Frances E. Aboud and Maria Amato).
Part II: Motivation.
5. Social Orientations in the Minimal Group Paradigm. (RichardY. Bourhis and André Gagnon).
6. Aversive Discrimination. (Amélie Mummendey and SabineOtten).
7.The Social Identity Perspective in Intergroup Relations:Theories, Themes and Controversies. (John C. Turner and KatherineJ. Reynolds).
8. Affect as a Cause of Intergroup Bias. (David Wilder andAndrew F. Simon).
Part III: Prejudice.
9. Implicit and Explicit Attitudes: Examination of theRelationship between Measures of Intergroup Bias. (John F. Dovidio,Kerry Kawakami, and Kelly R. Beach).
10. Classic and Contemporary Analysis of Racial Prejudice.(Patricia G. Devine, E. Ashby Plant, and Irene V. Blair).
11. Sexism: Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours. (Janet K. Swimand Bernadette Campbell).
12. Psychological Consequences of Devalued Identities. (JenniferCrocker and Diane M. Quinn).
Part IV: Language and Influence.
13. How Language Contributes to Persistence of Stereotypes aswell as other, more general, Intergroup Issues. (Klaus Fiedler andJeannette Schmid).
14. Social Influence in an Intergroup Context. (Diane M. Mackieand Crystal L. Wright).
Part V: Social Comparison.
15. The Social Psychology of Minority-Majority Relations. (BerndSimon, Birgit Aufderheide, and Claudia Kampmeier).
16. The Impact of Relative Group Status: Affective, Perceptualand Behavioural Consequences. (Naomi Ellemers and ManuelaBarreto.
17. Social Justice. Tom R. Tyler).
Part VI: Cultural Influence.
18. Culture and its Implications for Intergroup Behaviour.(Harry C. Triandis and David Trafimow).
19. Acculturation. (Karmela Liebkind).
Part VII: Changing Intergroup Relations.
20. Strategic Collective Action. Social Psychology and SocialChange. (Stephen C. Wright).
21.Trust and Intergroup Negotiation. (Roderick M. Kramer andPeter J. Carnevale).
22. Toward Reduction of Prejudice. Intergroup Contact and SocialCategorization. (Marilynn B. Brewer and Samuel L Gaertner).
Part VIII: Applications.
23. When and How School Desegregation Improves IntergroupRelations. (Janet W. Schofield and Rebecca Eurich-Fulcer).
24. Addressing and Redressing Discrimination: Affirmative Actionin Social Psychological Perspective. (Faye J. Crosby, Bernardo M.Ferdman, and Blanche R. Wingate).
25. Intergroup Relations and National and InternationalRelations. (Thomas F. Pettigrew).
What People are Saying About This
"Professors Brown and Gaertner have put forward an authoritative treatise of intergroup processes. They have solicited chapters from leading scholars on the cognitive, social, motivational, affective, linguistic, and cultural contingencies that surround intergroup relations. The volume offers lucidly written, cutting-edge perspectives on a most important topic: stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination" Constantine Sedikides, University of Southampton