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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Implicit Attitudes and Stereotyping
Implicit attitudes and stereotyping

Over the past several decades, psychologists have attempted to discern the relation between the conscious and unconscious and how these systems create and maintain categories for efficiently processing information (for further information, see Lakoff, 1987). Social cognition researchers are especially interested in documenting the process by which an activated construct produces social behavior. This assessment of the relation between implicit and explicit attitudes holds great promise in providing answers for many social problems. In particular, the past century has borne witness across the globe to both large- and small-scale acts of violence stemming from ethnic hatred. The recent Bosnian Muslim and Rwandan genocides are stark reminders of how negative prejudice can quickly escalate to violence. Psychologists want to ...

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