Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field–including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Engaging examples, Applying Social Psychology sections, and a wealth of pedagogical features help readers cultivate a deep understanding of the causes of social behavior.

Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

A protester stands in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2012. About 100 immigration supporters held a protest against ICE and continued deportations by the Obama administration, and also celebrated the US Supreme Court decision to overturn most of SB1070, Arizona’s tough anti-immigration law.

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Learning Objectives

  • 10.1 Define intergroup bias, stereotype, prejudice, discrimination, and modern and aversive racism; outline the three waves of research on racism.
  • 10.2 Explain social identity and self-categorization theories and how they help us understand prejudice; define ingroups, outgroups, ingroup favoritism, minimal group paradigm, and outgroup homogeneity effect.
  • 10.3 Describe how stereotypes can be automatically activated.
  • 10.4 Summarize the Robbers Cave study and its flaws and relate it to realistic ...
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