This volume presents a contemporary and comprehensive overview of the great diversity of theoretical interests, new ideas, and practical applications that characterize social psychological approaches to stereotyping and prejudice.
All the contributions are written by renowned scholars in the field, with some chapters focusing on fundamental principles, including research questions about the brain structures that help us categorize and judge others, the role of evolution in prejudice, and how prejudice relates to language, communication, and social norms. Several chapters review a new dimension that has frequently been understudied—the role of the social context in creating stereotypes and prejudice. Another set of chapters focuses on applications, particularly how stereotypes and prejudice really matter in everyday life. These chapters include studies of their impact on academic performance, their role in small group processes, and their influence on everyday social interactions.
The volume provides an essential resource for students, instructors, and researchers in social and personality psychology, and is also an invaluable reference for academics and professionals in related fields who have an interest in the origins and effects of stereotyping and prejudice.
Table of Contents
C. Stangor, C.S.Crandall, Introductory Remarks. D Amodio, Neurological Bases of Prejudice. C. Cottrell, J. Park, Evolution and Prejudice. C.S. Crandall, Justifications for Prejudice. J. Tybur, C.D. Navarrete, An Adaptationist Perspective on the Psychology of Prejudice. J. Shapiro, J. Aronson, Stereotype Threat. Y. Kashima, Stereotypes as Situated Social Cognition. F. Pratto, K.Henkel, I.-C. Lee, Prejudice and Power. M. Murphy, Prejudice in Context. J. O’Brien, C. Stangor, Models of Diversity. C. Kaiser, Reactions to Stigmas. M. Hebl, E. King, The Translation of Prejudice into Social Interactions.
Charles Stangor is Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland. His research interests pertain to the development of stereotypes and prejudice and their influences upon individuals who are potential victims of discrimination. He is also researching the psychology of learning and achievement, particularly among college students.
Christian S. Crandall is Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas. His research concerns issues related to how the expression of prejudice is different from the underlying "genuine" prejudice and the justification of prejudice, particularly through ideology, values, stereotypes, the kinds of explanations people make for bad outcomes, and the underlying psychological nature of political ideology.
"In creating this volume, Strangor and Crandall gathered an impressive team of renowned scholars, providing a variety of theoretical perspectives that represent social psychological approaches to stereotyping and prejudice. The volume is an indispensable resource for social psychologists and academic readers interested in stereotyping and prejudice." –I. I. Katzarska-Miller, Transylvania University, CHOICE Magazine
"The book explores stereotypes and prejudices from a wide range of cutting-edge angles, with novel insights informed by new developments in neuroscience, evolutionary psychology, social cognition, and interpersonal communication. These chapters provide a terrific overview of scientific research that is driving the field forward right now, and fascinating preview of where it is likely to be going next." -- Mark Schaller, Ph.D., University of British Columbia