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The Social Psychology of Prejudice by John Duckitt

By John Duckitt

This quantity presents a accomplished and concise evaluation at the nature and motives of prejudice. the significance of a systematic figuring out of prejudice and racism, assorted methods to the definition and conceptualization of prejudice, and the relation of prejudice and behaviour are thought of. John Duckitt additionally contributes a distinct old research of social medical understandings of prejudice. He integrates an in a different way complicated mass of well known theories and views right into a coherent explanatory framework and develops this right into a systemic multilevel method of the matter of lowering prejudice in society and individuals.

From Duckitt's point of view, prejudices are awesome no longer of their lifestyles, yet of their ubiquity--the ease with which they are often aroused, their number of expression, and the tenacity with which they're held. He demonstrates that, even though it is not going that the common mental approaches which underlie a primary propensity for prejudice might be replaced, the measure to which they arrive to be expressed could be: on the point of social constitution and intergroup family members, within the social impacts to which people are uncovered, and in person susceptibility. The Social Psychology of Prejudice can be of specific use to social scientists within the fields of psychology, sociology, political technological know-how, and anthropology.

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