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Peer Prejudice and Discrimination

The Origins of Prejudice, 2nd Edition

By Harold D. Fishbein

Psychology Press

352 pages

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This award-winning book provides an analysis of the genetic/evolutionary, cultural/historical, and developmental aspects of prejudice and discrimination. It emphasizes how certain genetic/evolutionary mechanisms are utilized to both produce and prevent prejudice and discrimination from occurring or to modify these behaviors once established. The goals of the book are to help us understand the limitations of interventions and increase tolerance and acceptance of outsiders. Peer Prejudice and Discrimination, Second Edition is ideal for advanced-level courses on prejudice and/or discrimination taught in departments of psychology, education, and sociology, as well as a valuable addition to any serious scholars personal library.


"The book's major strength is its extraordinarily broad scope…This book stands out from most work on prejudice and discrimination…"

Human Development

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. The Nature of Prejudice. An Evolutionary Model for the Development of Prejudice and Discrimination. Discrimination Toward Deaf Individuals. Prejudice and Discrimination Toward Mentally Retarded Individuals. Prejudice and Discrimination Against the Opposite Sex. A Cultural History of African Americans. Race Prejudice and Discrimination. Modifying Prejudice and Discrimination. Parents, Peers, and Personality. Recapitulation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology