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Prejudice: Its Social Psychology

Rupert Brown

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ISBN 10: 1405113065 / ISBN 13: 9781405113069
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Title: Prejudice: Its Social Psychology

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 2.

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This new edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensivetreatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideasas well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments.

  • Takes a social psychological perspective, analysing individualbehavior as part of a pattern of intergroup processes
  • Covers the major research, including classical personalityaccounts, developmental approaches, socio-cognitive researchfocussing on categorization and stereotyping, prejudice as anintergroup phenomenon, and ways to combat prejudice
  • Illustrates concepts with examples of different kinds ofprejudice drawn from everyday life
  • Includes a new chapter on prejudice from the victim'sperspective
  • Fully updated throughout, with expansion of the notions ofexplicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice

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The second edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensivetreatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideasas well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments.

Brown tackles prejudice from a social psychological perspective,viewing it primarily as a phenomenon originating in group processesbut shaping individuals’ behavior and perceptions. As well aslooking at intergroup dynamics, he outlines all the major researchthat has attempted to understand prejudice, including classicalpersonality accounts, developmental approaches, and socio-cognitiveresearch focussing on categorization and stereotyping. Mostimportantly of all, he assesses research into practical ways inwhich prejudice can be combated and reduced. Throughout, Brownillustrates the text with examples of different kinds of prejudicedrawn from current affairs and everyday life.

Fully updated throughout, this edition includes a new chapter onprejudice from the victim’s perspective, and expansion of thenotions of explicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice.Supported by chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading,this text will be welcomed by both teachers and their students as abalanced and readable introduction to this troubling and persistentsocial phenomenon.

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