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Prejudice Reduction

This entry takes a social psychological approach to the topic of reducing prejudice and related negative cognitions and emotions in school contexts. It begins by defining prejudice and describing the forms it takes. Because prejudice does not exist in isolation but is one component of a complex array of related cognitions, emotions, and behaviors, the entry next considers the concomitants of prejudice. This entry presents these concomitants to provide a more complete picture of what educational, business, and community leaders face when they attempt to reduce prejudice. To reduce prejudice in students, it is not enough simply to address prejudice; its corollaries must also be modified. The heart of the entry consists of a discussion of psychological processes that hold the potential to reduce prejudice ...

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