The Psychology of Diversity: Beyond Prejudice and Racism / Edition 1

The Psychology of Diversity: Beyond Prejudice and Racism / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1405162147
ISBN-13:
9781405162142
Pub. Date:
09/10/2013
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

The Psychology of Diversity: Beyond Prejudice and Racism / Edition 1

The Psychology of Diversity presents a captivating social-psychological study of diversity, the obstacles confronting it, and the benefits it provides.

  • Goes beyond prejudice and discrimination to discuss the personal and social implications of diversity for both majority and minority group members
  • Considers how historical, political, economic, and societal factors shape the way people think about and respond to diversity
  • Explains why discrimination leads to bias at all levels in society – interpersonal, institutional, cultural, and social
  • Describes proven techniques for improving intergroup relations
  • Examines the brain's impact on bias in clear terms for students with little or no background in neuroscience
  • Includes helpful study tools throughout the text as well as an online instructor’s manual

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405162142
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: CourseSmart Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 428
Sales rank: 156,409
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents vii

Preface xv

Dedication xviii

Acknowledgments xix

Part One Framing Diversity 1

Chapter 1 The Psychology of Diversity: Challenges and Benefits 3

Chapter 2 Central Concepts in the Psychology of Diversity 27

Chapter 3 Historical Perspectives on Diversity in the United States 55

Part Two Psychological Processes 87

Chapter 4 Personality and Individual Differences: How Different Types of People Respond to Diversity in Different Ways 89

Chapter 5 Social Cognition and Categorization: Distinguishing “Us” from “Them” 117

Chapter 6 Social Identity, Roles, and Relations: Motivational Influences in Responses to Diversity 147

Chapter 7 Is Bias in the Brain? 173

Chapter 8 Coping and Adapting to Stigma and Difference 205

Chapter 9 Intergroup Interactions: Pitfalls and Promises 239

Part Three Culture, Power, and Institutions 263

Chapter 10 Cultural Diversity: Preferences, Meaning, and Difference 265

Chapter 11 Social Roles and Power in a Diverse Society 299

Chapter 12 The Challenge of Diversity for Institutions 327

Chapter 13 The Psychology of Diversity: Principles and Prospects 355

Glossary 377

Index 401

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