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by Rupert Brown

This new edition of Prejudice provides a comprehensivetreatment of the subject, introducing the major theoretical ideasas well as providing a critical analysis of recent developments. Takes a social psychological perspective, analysing individualbehavior as part of a pattern of intergroup processesCovers the major research, including classical personalityaccounts, developmental approaches, socio-cognitive researchfocussing on categorization and stereotyping, prejudice as anintergroup phenomenon, and ways to combat prejudiceIllustrates concepts with examples of different kinds ofprejudice drawn from everyday lifeIncludes a new chapter on prejudice from the victim'sperspectiveFully updated throughout, with expansion of the notions ofexplicit and implicit manifestations of prejudice
Download Prejudice: Its Social Psychology epub
ISBN: 1405113065
ISBN13: 978-1405113069
Category: Fitness
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Author: Rupert Brown
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (August 23, 2010)
Pages: 368 pages
ePUB size: 1652 kb
FB2 size: 1832 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 607
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This is a very thorough book on prejudice. It summarizes most of the research up to this date and then adds more insight from the author. If you are doing research related to prejudice or discrimination from a social psychology prespective, this is the book to start with. Ideas are presented in a clear and straight forward manner. Different and opossed perspectives are discussed.
I had to purchase this textbook for a Prejudice class in college. This is the worst book (textbook or otherwise) I have ever read. The entire class felt the same way and begged the instructor to switch to either a different book or individual journal articles after the first chapter. It is dry, poorly written, and overly verbose. The author should condense a thought into a few sentences instead of rambling on for paragraphs to fill space. Brown is a British author, and he uses British spellings for common words throughout. I found it annoying as an American reader to continually see the word colour instead of color. Additionally, be sure to buy a dictionary to go with this textbook. If the author has the choice of using a common word or a synonym from the thesaurus he is surely to use the longest word he can find from the thesaurus in an attempt to sound more intellectual in his ramblings. To sum it up, at the end of class we joked we were going to get together for a book burn party because of our complete disdain for this book.
This book is horrible. The information is good but soooooooooooo very tedious. Like seriously. You will think you can handle it and then it just gets worse and worse.
This is a review of the science literature intended for a scientific or graduate level audience. As some have noted, it can be a bit dry ... but that comes with the territory for a dense (no fluff) social psychology text. It's THE best review I've seen to date and it made an excellent addition to my library. It is comprehensive, presents the latest science, and gives great background.