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The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination / Edition 2

The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination / Edition 2

by Bernard E. Whitley, Mary E. KiteBernard E. Whitley
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This textbook by Whitley and Kite (both of Ball State U.) aims to provide undergraduate students with an overview of psychological research and theory on the nature, causes, and amelioration of prejudice and discrimination. It covers the standard topics, but was also written with the goal of covering important topics not found in similar texts. To this end, the authors have included chapters on research methods and how methods influence conclusions about the issues studied, the development of prejudice in children, and the nature of discrimination and its relationship to prejudice. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780495599647
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/12/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 692
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bernard Whitley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. His research focuses the role of individual difference variables in prejudice. He is author, coauthor, or coeditor of four other books. He and Dr. Kite have collaborated together on numerous research projects.

Mary Kite is Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Her research focuses on stereotyping and prejudice toward women, gays and lesbians, and older adults and has published widely in those areas. She is a past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Midwestern Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing the Concepts of Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Group Privilege. Theories of Prejudice and Discrimination. Targets of Prejudice. Where Do We Go From Here? 2. How Psychologists Study Prejudice and Discrimination. The Research Process. Research Strategies. Measuring Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. 3. Social Categorization and Stereotypes. Social Categorization. Origins of Stereotypes. Transmission of Stereotypic Beliefs. Stereotype Accuracy. Functions of Stereotypes. Stereotype Maintenance. 4. Stereotype Activation and Application. Categorization. Stereotype Activation. Stereotype Application. Consequences of Stereotype Use. 5. Old-Fashioned and Contemporary Forms of Prejudice. The Transformation of Prejudice. Modern-Symbolic Prejudice. Subtle Prejudice. Aversive Prejudice. Ambivalent Prejudice. Benevolent Prejudice. 6. Individual Differences and Prejudice. The "Big 3": Authoritarianism, Social Dominance Orientation, and Empathy. The Self. Personal Values. Social Ideologies. 7. The Development of Prejudice in Children. Awareness of Social Categories. The Development of Prejudice. Theories of Prejudice Development. 8. The Social Context of Prejudice. Realistic Conflict Theory. Social Identity Theory. Relative Deprivation Theory. Integrated Threat Theory. Hate Group Membership. 9. Prejudice Based on Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Age. Gender-Based Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Heterosexism and Anti-Gay Prejudice. Ageism. 10. From Prejudice to Discrimination. What Is Discrimination? Interpersonal Discrimination. Organizational Discrimination. Hate Crimes. 11. The Experience of Discrimination. Social Stigma. Responses to Prejudice and Discrimination. Consequences of Prejudice to the Target. Coping with Discrimination. 12. Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination. Individual-Level Processes. Intergroup Contact. Educational Interventions. Workplace Interventions. What Should Be Our Goal?: Color-Blindness versus Multiculturalism. What You Can Do To Reduce Prejudice.

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