Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination provides a comprehensive and compelling overview of what psychological theory and research have to say about the nature, causes, and reduction of prejudice and discrimination. It balances a detailed discussion of theories and selected research with applied examples that ensure the material is relevant to students.

This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated and addresses several interlocking themes. It first looks at the nature of prejudice and discrimination, followed by a discussion of research methods. Next come the psychological underpinnings of prejudice: the nature of stereotypes, the conditions under which stereotypes influence responses to other people, contemporary theories of prejudice, and how individuals’ values and belief systems are related to prejudice. Explored next are the development of prejudice in children and the social context of prejudice. The theme of discrimination is developed via discussions of the nature of discrimination, the experience of discrimination, and specific forms of discrimination, including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, and appearance. The concluding theme is the reduction of prejudice.

The book is accompanied by a comprehensive website featuring an Instructor Manual that contains activities and tools to help with teaching a prejudice and discrimination course; PowerPoint slides for every chapter; and a Test Bank with short answer and multiple-choice exam questions for every chapter.

This book is an essential companion for all students of prejudice and discrimination, including those in psychology, education, social work, business, communication studies, ethnic studies, and other disciplines. In addition to courses on prejudice and discrimination, this book will also appeal to those studying racism and diversity.

chapter Chapter 2|38 pages

How Psychologists Study Prejudice and Discrimination

chapter Chapter 3|46 pages

Social Categorization and Stereotypes

chapter Chapter 4|52 pages

Stereotype Activation and Application

chapter Chapter 5|46 pages

Old-Fashioned and Contemporary Forms of Prejudice

chapter Chapter 6|44 pages

Individual Differences and Prejudice

chapter Chapter 7|48 pages

The Development of Prejudice in Children

chapter Chapter 8|48 pages

The Social Context of Prejudice

chapter Chapter 9|50 pages

From Prejudice to Discrimination

chapter Chapter 10|58 pages

The Experience of Discrimination

chapter Chapter 11|58 pages

Gender, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation

chapter Chapter 12|58 pages

Age, Ability, and Appearance

chapter Chapter 13|62 pages

Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination