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The Social Psychology of Cultural Diversity: Social Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

The Social Psychology of Cultural Diversity: Social Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination

The social psychology of cultural diversity: Social stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination
Stephen C.WrightDonald M.Taylor

Introduction

Current fears of conflict between ethnic, religious and social groups makes understanding the forces that shape and sustain our attitudes about groups both topical and essential. This chapter examines our thoughts about (stereotypes), feelings towards, and evaluations of (prejudice) groups. What is absolutely clear is that these processes are not simply about irrational dislike and unfair mistreatment of members of other groups. Certainly, stereotypes and prejudice are a critical part of the story when relations between groups go wrong. However, they are also essential to group harmony and positive social change. In fact, they are the very basis of group life.

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