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Understanding the psychology of diversity

Author: Bruce Evan Blaine
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This wide-ranging textbook covers the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of prejudice attached to all forms of inequality.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Evan Blaine
ISBN: 9781452203331 1452203334
OCLC Number: 790271593
Description: xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to the psychology of diversity --
Gender --
Race --
Disability --
Weight --
Religion --
Social class --
Age --
Sexual orientation --
Demographic concern --
Political concern --
Ideological concern --
Concern for social justice --
Social influence --
2. Categorization and stereotyping : cognitive processes that shape diversity --
Social categorization --
Hypodescent --
Positive stereotypes : Asian Americans as the model minority --
3. Stereotypes expressed : social processes that shape diversity --
Self-fulfilling prophecy --
Stereotypes and expectations --
Stereotypes expressed in language and communication --
Stereotypic biases --
Social transmission of stereotypes --
Stereotypes expressed on television --
Hate speech --
Using the N-word --
The Sesame Street effect --
Accents --
4. Prejudice : evaluating social difference --
Prejudiced personality type --
Self-esteem & prejudice --
Anxiety and prejudice --
Public image and prejudice --
5. Understanding race, racial stereotypes, and racism --
Race and ethnicity --
Racial stereotypes --
Blacks --
Hispanics --
Asians --
Jews --
Stereotype content : implications for prejudice --
Racism in the Criminal Justice system --
Racism in the health care system --
Affirmative Action : confronting institutional racism and perpetuating stereotypes of incompetence? --
The Obama effect --
White privilege and White guilt --
6. Understanding gender stereotypes and sexism --
Gender bias --
Ambivalent attitudes toward women --
Stereotypic gender differences --
Intellectual differences --
Psychological differences --
Gender stereotypes shape perceived and actual diversity --
Girls and boys socialized differently --
Self-construals --
Social selection of gender differences --
The gender pay gap --
The glass ceiling and the maternal wall --
Title IX and college athletics --
7. Understanding obesity stereotypes and weightism --
Weight controllability --
Ethnicity of the perceiver and the target --
Weight-based prejudice and discrimination --
At school --
At work --
In the health care system --
On television --
Psychological and social consequences of obesity --
Negative outcomes --
Lookism --
Size acceptance --
8. Understanding moral prejudice : classism and homosexism --
Stereotyping and discrimination of poor people --
Stereotyping and discrimination of gay men and lesbians --
Religiousness and homosexism --
Conversion therapy --
The Occupy Movement --
9. Understanding age stereotypes and ageism --
Old age categorization and stereotyping --
Old age prejudice --
Discrimination of older workers --
Elderspeak --
Retirement --
10. Social stigma : the experience of prejudice --
Mindfulness --
Stereotype threat --
Mental illness stigma --
11. Coping with social stigma --
Perceived controllability --
visibility affects --
Peril --
Psychological consequences of stigma --
Self-concept --
Self-esteem --
Positive consequences of stigma? --
Coping with prejudice : stigma management --
Social acceptance --
Protecting psychological well-being --
Covering --
Online support : virtual communities for stigmatized people --
12. Responding to social inequality : behavioral and cognitive interventions for reducing prejudice --
Contact --
Self-regulation --
Prejudice reduction --
Stereotype inhibition and substitution --
Cross-categorization --
Empathy.
Responsibility: Bruce Evan Blaine.

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