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Understanding the Psychology of Diversity

Third Edition
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February 2017 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The updated Third Edition of this best seller presents a highly readable examination of diversity from a unique psychological perspective to teach students how to understand social and cultural differences in today’s society. By exploring how individuals construct their view of social diversity and how they are defined and influenced by it, author B. Evan Blaine and new coauthor Kimberly J. McClure Brenchley present all that psychology has to offer on this critically important topic. The new edition features chapters on traditional topics such as categorization, stereotypes, sexism, racism, and sexual prejudice, in addition to chapters on nontraditional diversity topics such as weightism, ageism, and social stigma. Integrated throughout the text are applications of these topics to timely social issues. 

 


 
Preface
 
Chapter 1 Introduction to the Psychology of Diversity
Diversity Is Social Difference

 
Making Sense of Diversity

 
The Psychology of Diversity: A Conceptual Framework

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 2 Categorization and Stereotyping: Cognitive Processes That Shape Perceived Diversity
Social Categorization

 
The Neuropsychology of Categorization

 
Stereotyping

 
Consequences of Social Categorization and Stereotyping for Perceiving Diversity

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 3 Stereotypes Expressed: Social Processes That Shape Diversity
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

 
Stereotypes Expressed in Language and Communication

 
Stereotypes Expressed in the Media

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 4 Prejudice: Evaluating Social Difference
Prejudice: Basic Concepts

 
Self-Esteem and Prejudice: Using Prejudice to Define and Defend Ourselves

 
Anxiety and Prejudice: Using Prejudice to Reassure Ourselves

 
Public Image and Prejudice: Avoiding the Appearance of Prejudice

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 5 Understanding Racial Stereotypes and Racism
Race and Ethnicity

 
Racial Stereotypes

 
Racism

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 6 Understanding Gender Stereotypes and Sexism
Gender Stereotypes

 
Gender Differences and Similarities

 
Explaining Gender Differences

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 7 Understanding Sex Stereotypes and Heterosexism
Sexual Minority Categories and Sexual Orientation

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 8 Understanding Obesity Stereotypes and Weightism
Obesity Stereotypes

 
Weightism: Weight-Based Prejudice and Discrimination

 
The Psychological and Social Consequences of Weightism

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 9 Understanding Age Stereotypes and Ageism
Old-Age Categorization and Stereotyping

 
Old-Age Prejudice

 
Are Old-Age Stereotypes Self-Fulfilling Prophecies?

 
Discrimination of Older Workers

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 10 Social Stigma: The Experience of Prejudice
Understanding Stigma: Basic Components

 
Dimensions That Affect Stigma

 
Implications of Stigma for Identity: Mindfulness and Stereotype Threat

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 11 Coping With Social Stigma
Social Consequences of Stigma

 
Psychological Consequences of Stigma

 
Physical Consequences of Stigma

 
Positive Consequences of Stigma?

 
Coping With Prejudice: Stigma Management

 
Summary

 
 
Chapter 12 Responding to Social Inequality: Behavioral and Cognitive Interventions for Reducing Prejudice
Behavioral Interventions

 
Cognitive Interventions

 
Summary

 
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

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Instructor Resources include the following:

  • Microsoft® Word® test bank containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Lively and stimulating chapter activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • New and expanded topics that incorporate new research and theory in such areas as categorization, stereotyping, and prejudice include a new section on the neuropsychology of social categorization and expanded coverage of stereotype accuracy and the measurement of automatic prejudice.
  • A brand-new chapter on sexual prejudice and heterosexism covers sexual minority categories, sexual orientation, stereotypes of sexual minorities, sexual prejudice, and discrimination of sexual minorities.
  • 17 new Diversity Issues boxes explore income inequality, bullying, anti-immigrant prejudice, racial microaggressions, gay parenting, fat shaming, elder abuse, multiple stigmatized identities, and much more.
  • New For Further Reading entries, offfer articles from American Psychologist, encourage readers to explore issues and policies associated with chapter topics.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Diversity Issues boxes address practical issues and problems associated with diversity, provide a “social issues” flavor to the text, and include related questions that encourage students to make connections between academic principles and applied issues, such as hate speech, the glass ceiling, and the maternal wall.
  • Making Connections questions interspersed throughout chapters encourage readers to think more deeply about the issues/concepts just covered.
  • In-text learning aids, including summaries, key terms, further readings, and suggested websites, help students master the material and take their understanding beyond the book.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 8

Chapter 9


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