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The Neuroscience of Intergroup Relations
Global Perspectives on the Neural Underpinnings of Intergroup Behaviour, Ingroup Bias and Prejudice

Edited By

Pascal Molenberghs

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ISBN 9780367487140
January 26, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
152 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This path-breaking book is the first collection to provide a scientific global overview on the social neuroscience of intergroup relations, and the neural mechanisms that drive processes such as prejudice, racism, and dehumanization.

Although intergroup behavior has long been an important topic in Psychology, attention to the underlying neural processes that influence them has often been neglected. If we truly want to understand the driving forces of social behaviors like racism, bias, and violence between groups, it is essential that we better understand the neuroscience behind these processes.  Providing critical insights on these underpinnings, topics covered in the book include the neuroscience of ingroup bias, empathy, dehumanization, competition, ideological bias, and prejudice between groups.  As well as explaining how genes and environment interact to create attitudes between groups and how this can lead to different cultures, later chapters also give practical solutions on how to reduce ingroup bias and support prosocial behaviour between groups through better neuroscientific understanding.

Featuring contributions from world-leading experts, this is fascinating reading for students and researchers in social psychology and neuroscience, and is ideal for anyone examining intergroup relations from a social neuroscientific perspective, or using social neuroscience methods for the first time.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Neuroscience of Intergroup Relations

Pascal Molenberghs

  1. The Neural Underpinnings of Intergroup Bias
  2. David M. Amodio and Jeffrey J. Berg

  3. The Role of Group Membership in Modulating the Neural Correlates of Empathy
  4. Robert Eres

  5. The Neuroscience of Intergroup Competition and Violence
  6. Dorottya Lantos

  7. The Neuroscience Behind Ideological Bias and Extremist Behavior?
  8. Tiago Bortolini and Ronald Fischer

  9. How Group Membership Affects Neural Responses to Faces
  10. Tiffany A. Ito

  11. Gene by Environment Interactions in Intergroup Relations
  12. H.T. McGovern and Eric J. Vanman

  13. Ingroup Bias in Empathy and its Relationship with Social Behavior: A Sociocultural Neuroscience Perspective
  14. Shihui Han

  15. The Neuroscience of Prosocial Behavior Towards In - and Outgroup Members

          Yuqing Zhou and Grit Hein

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Pascal Molenberghs is an Associate Professor and the Director of Academic Studies at the Institute for Social Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia. His research focus is Social Neuroscience, aiming to understand our social brain. His research has been published in leading neuroscience journals and has also featured widely in the media.