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The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination, 2nd Edition

  • Bernard E. Whitley Ball State University
  • Mary E. Kite Ball State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495811289  |  ISBN-13: 9780495811282
  • 720 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2010 | Published
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This is the first comprehensive textbook on prejudice with a strong psychological research base. Whitley and Kite cover a broad range of topics—from race and ethnicity to gender, sexual orientation, and ageism. By integrating theory and research with students' own experiences, the authors increase students' awareness of influences that shape prejudices. While evaluating research results and their personal, subjective beliefs, students develop an appreciation of scientific evidence regarding stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination.

Features and Benefits

  • This text features a strong psychological research base not found in other texts; it also provides balanced coverage of theory and applications, as evidenced in boxes offering real-life examples of theoretical principles.
  • Several unique chapters include "How Psychologists Study Prejudice and Discrimination" (Ch. 2), "Development of Prejudice in Children" (Ch. 8), The Social Context of Prejudice" (Ch. 9), and "From Prejudice to Discrimination" (Ch. 10).
  • THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION covers a broad range of topics including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and ageism.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing the Concepts of Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
2. How Psychologists Study Prejudice and Discrimination.
3. Social Categorization and Stereotypes.
4. Stereotype Activation and Application.
5. Emotions and Motivation.
6. Old-Fashioned and Contemporary Forms of Prejudice.
7. Individual Differences and Prejudice.
8. The Development of Prejudice in Children.
9. The Social Context of Prejudice.
10. From Prejudice to Discrimination.
11. The Experience of Discrimination.
12. Gender and Sexual Orientation.
13. Age, Ability, and Appearance.
14. Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination.

What's New

  • The 2nd edition contains two new chapters—one on emotions and motivation and the other on prejudice based on age, ability, and appearance—to represent the research and theoretical literatures on prejudice and discrimination, both of which have advanced dramatically.
  • The authors incorporate new research on all the topics covered in the book, adding about 10 new references per chapter to ensure that information on all topics is current and accurate.
  • Whitley and Kite devote an entire chapter to gender and sexual orientation to give these topics the importance and coverage needed within the text.
  • This edition presents added coverage of looksism, disability, classism, and cross-cultural/international issues as well as added coverage of mass hate and genocide.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Bernard E. Whitley

Bernard Whitley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. His research focuses the role of individual difference variables in prejudice. He is author, coauthor, or coeditor of four other books. He and Dr. Kite have collaborated together on numerous research projects.

Mary E. Kite

Mary Kite is Professor of Psychological Science at Ball State University. Her research focuses on stereotyping and prejudice toward women, gays and lesbians, and older adults and has published widely in those areas. She is a past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Midwestern Psychological Association.