Psychology of Prejudice: New Research


Travis Draper (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY031000

With the dramatic increase in the multiracial population, researchers are exploring the unique interpersonal and societal racial dynamics that this population evokes and participates in. Similar to other racial groups, the experience of discrimination and prejudice of biracial/multiracial individuals can have negative consequences for well-being and general mental health.

This book discusses the psychology of prejudice. Some of the topics included in this book are patterns of prejudice in the lives of American Jews; the dynamics of prejudice against biracial individuals; prejudice, discrimination and mental health within the lesbian, gay and bisexual community; education’s effects on the racial prejudice of blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and whites in the United States; and psychodynamic and social processes involved in prejudice. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Multiple Consciousness, Multiple Lives: Reconsidering Research with Black Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) (pp. 1-36)
Laurens G. Van Sluytman (Morgan State University, School of Social Work, MD, USA)

Chapter 2 – Patterns of Prejudice in the Lives of American Jews (pp. 37-62)
Charles N. Weaver (Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University, TX, USA)

Chapter 3 – Investigating a Secondary Appraisal Strategy: Self-Interrogation in Perceived Discriminatory Encounters (pp. 63-82)
Sakile K. Camara, Ph.D. and Sonja Brown-Givens, Ph.D. (Department of Communication Studies, California State University, Northridge, CA, USA and Sonja Brown Givens, Academic Affairs, Medaille College, NY, USA)

Chapter 4 – Best of Both Worlds‖: Dynamics of Prejudice Against Biracial Individuals (pp. 83-100)
Rebecca R. Hubbard, Sylvia R. Bowie and Elizabeth M. Cottrell (Fayetteville State University, Department of Psychology, Fayetteville, NC, USA)

Chapter 5 – Responses to Out-Groups Sharing a Common Feature with an Adversary: Intergroup Generalization and Differentiation (pp. 101-120)
Thomas E. Malloy (Rhode Island College)

Chapter 6 – Prejudice, Discrimination and Mental Health Status within the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community (pp. 121-134)
Emily C. Schumacher, Chelsea N. Bishop and Nicole M. Capezza (Department of Psychology, Stonehill College, MA, USA)

Chapter 7 – Latino Students‘ GPA and Educational Aspirations: How Parental Support Moderates the Effect of Perceived Prejudice (pp. 135-150)
Brett Lehman (Louisiana State University)

Chapter 8 – Education‘s Effects on the Racial Prejudice of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Whites in the United States (pp. 151-166)
Charles N. Weaver (Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University, TX, USA)

Chapter 9 – Prejudice, Violence and School Performance (pp. 167-190)
José Leon Crochík (Professor at the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 10 – Perceived Control and In-Group Favouring Evaluations (pp. 191-202)
Jill Hayhurst, Genevieve Iversen, Ted Ruffman, Maurice Stringer and John A. Hunter (Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 11 – Psychodynamic and Social Processes Involved in Prejudice: The Case of the Town of Orania in South Africa (pp. 203-222)
Zelda G. Knight (Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus Johannesburg, South Africa)


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