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Understanding the Psychology of Diversity by Bruce Evan Blaine
  

Understanding the Psychology of Diversity

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Understanding the Psychology of Diversity by Bruce Evan Blaine

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.

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'The students targeted by this book need not be on a psychology programme as no prior knowledge of psychology is assumed, but psychology students could be well served in that the book embeds the psychology of prejudice in the realities of current lives. it is certainly a book which those teaching in this area would find useful as a resource book...I would recommend the book on account of the diversity of diversity issues addressed, the rigorous grounding in the academic literature, and the interesting and well-researched weblinks , diversity issues, readings and the occasional film to watch'
Paul Sander Psychology: Learning

& Teaching 'The students targeted by this book need not be on a psychology programme as no prior knowledge of psychology is assumed, but psychology students could be well served in that the book embeds the psychology of prejudice in the realities of current lives. it is certainly a book which those teaching in this area would find useful as a resource book...I would recommend the book on account of the diversity of diversity issues addressed, the rigorous grounding in the academic literature, and the interesting and well-researched weblinks , diversity issues, readings and the occasional film to watch
Paul Sander Psychology: Learning

& Teaching -- Annie Lee Jones CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY


About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th April 2007

Author

Bruce Evan Blaine

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Hardback
272 pages

Categories

Social, group or collective psychology

ISBN

9781412921084

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