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1st Edition

The Psychology of Prejudice

ISBN 9780367534639
Published October 9, 2020 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Book Description

Why do we develop extreme attitudes to others? Can our personality contribute to our prejudices? How do we reduce prejudice and discrimination?

The Psychology of Prejudice explores different forms of prejudice and discrimination, from racial jokes to genocide. It looks at what might cause our prejudiced attitudes, including our personalities, social influences, group identity, and evolutionary factors, and how prejudice can be reduced through education, campaigning, and consciousness raising.

Offering insights into a topic of great public concern and debate, The Psychology of Prejudice shows us how we can confront our prejudiced attitudes and contribute to greater tolerance and understanding.

Table of Contents

1. What do we mean by ‘Prejudice’? 2. Prejudice within Biology, Psychology and Psychiatry 3. Prejudice and Personality 4. The Impact of Environmental Factors on Prejudice and Discrimination 5. The Influence of Group Membership 6. Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination

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Richard Gross has been publishing psychology texts for more than 30 years, including undergraduate textbooks.