Featuring chapters on traditional prejudice topics such as categorization and stereotypes, sexism, racism, and social stigma, Understanding the Psychology of Diversity is a wide-ranging textbook that covers the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of prejudice attached to all forms of inequality. Mixed in with this content are further chapters that explore newer and more nontraditional diversity topics, such as sexual-orientation and social class-based prejudice, weight and appearance-based prejudice, and diversity on television. A number of student-friendly features appear in this text, including: - 'Diversity Issue' boxes, spotlighted in each chapter, centre around recent issues, or research findings related to prejudice or social stigma. - 'Making Connections' questions interspersed throughout chapters stop readers and encourage them to think more deeply about issues/ concepts just covered. - Summaries, Key Terms in the text and at the beginning of chapters, Further Readings and interesting Websites are also all included.
Understanding the Psychology of Diversity is the perfect textbook for courses on the Psychology of Diversity, Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination as well as Race and Gender.
Bruce E. Blaine (PhD, SUNY at Buffalo) is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Statistics Program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He is widely published in social and health psychology. His other research interests include obesity treatment effectiveness and meta-analytic research methods.
An Introduction to the Psychology of Diversity Categorization and Stereotyping Cognitive Processes that Shape Perceived Diversity Stereotypes Expressed Social Processes that Shape Actual Diversity Prejudice Evaluating Social Difference Understanding Race, Racial Stereotypes, and Racism Understanding Gender Stereotypes and Sexism Understanding Obesity Stereotypes and Weightism Understanding Moral Prejudice Classism, Homosexism, and Religion Diversity on Television Social Stigma The Experience of Prejudice Coping with Social Stigma Responding to Social Inequality Behavioral and Cognitive Interventions for Reducing Prejudice