Psychology of Prejudice, The (2nd Edition)

Psychology of Prejudice, The (2nd Edition)

This comprehensive, research-based text examines the major theories of prejudice and stereotyping through an engaging narrative that reads like a well-crafted story rather than an empty series of statistics.

Though the focus of this book is on empirical studies, author Todd D. Nelson has synthesized the data and presented it in a way that will excite readers. His goals were two-fold: To create a strong central text (as opposed to a simple collection of readings) for professors teaching a course in prejudice, and also to facilitate student interest in the subject. The Psychology of Prejudice is intended to stimulate critical thinking about what causes, maintains, and reduces prejudice and stereotyping, while also relaying the historical background on the birth of research on stereotypes.

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  1. Ross Avilla said,

    Wrote on October 31, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    12 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very interesting, covers a lot, but is still very readable, September 26, 2005
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    Ross Avilla (Modesto, CA USA) –
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    After taking an introductory course in social psychology, I became interested in the topic of prejudice and stereotyping. I have since looked into several books on stereotyping, but I often found that they were either too basic, too in depth on one particular aspect of stereotyping, or were way over my head. Then I stumbled upon this little book (only about 250 pages) and finally found one that was wide in its scope, well grounded in good scientific research, but still very readable. While this book is kind of a quick read, it is dense with interesting theories and studies and it ended up answering a lot of my questions about how stereotyping works, why they are so prevalent and how people can work to change them. Along the way it also whet my interests in many of the other aspects of prejudice and stereotyping. This book is actually part of what helped me to make the decision to become a social psychologist. The only thing I could say against this book is that it is, in certain sections, necessarily technical, but if the reader has had some basic undergraduate psychology courses those sections are more challenging than frustrating. I would highly recommend it to anyone who’s interested in the topic.

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  2. T. Scheidies said,

    Wrote on October 31, 2011 @ 9:57 pm

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simple and Just enough, April 12, 2011
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    Danny Yu (San Francisco, CA) –
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    This review is from: Psychology of Prejudice, The (2nd Edition) (Paperback)

    You know how some general education textbooks are just overbearing? Ever had a class that you just you felt was just information overload and was unnecessary? Well, this book is completely the opposite

    - I can skim through this book easily and find what I need to know. It’s great for reference if you ever decide to keep the book.

    - The book just gives you enough so that you wouldn’t be drowning in a bunch of psychology terms that made no sense.

    - There are some interesting cases that allows you to see the application to real life situations

    Neat book. Gotta love it when a textbook is student-friendly

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  3. Anonymous said,

    Wrote on October 31, 2011 @ 10:05 pm

    0 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good, January 28, 2007
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    T. Scheidies
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    This review is from: Psychology of Prejudice, The (2nd Edition) (Paperback)

    This book was in good shape. Wasn’t bent or highlighted too much.

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