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The Psychology of Prejudice (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0205402250
ISBN-10: 0205402259
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The Psychology of Prejudice, Todd D. Nelson’s newly revised and updated text, offers students an in-depth look at the roots of prejudice based on empirical literature and current research. Nelson pairs comprehensive coverage of the material with an approachable and conversational writing style, making the text accessible for students. With its applied focus, The Psychology of Prejudice challenges readers to think critically and formulate personal opinions about issues such as ageism, sexism, and racism. The improved pedagogical features of the second edition of the text, including summary sections at the conclusion of each chapter, will only improve students’ understanding of this important discipline.

New Features of the 2nd Edition:

  • New sections on sexist humor and the neurobiology of prejudice
  • Expanded coverage of research on homosexuals, the overweight, and the physically-challenged
  • Updated section on implicit stereotyping and prejudice

“I think this is a very good text on prejudice—well-written, entertaining, stimulating, and informative.”
Gretchen Sechrist, The State University of New York at Buffalo

“The text is written in a manner that is both interesting and empirically-based. My students really seem to enjoy reading the text.”
James Johnson, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 2 edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205402259
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205402250
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Ross Avilla on September 26, 2005
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After taking an introductory course in social psychology, I became interested in the topic of prejudice and stereotyping. I have since looked into several books on stereotyping, but I often found that they were either too basic, too in depth on one particular aspect of stereotyping, or were way over my head. Then I stumbled upon this little book (only about 250 pages) and finally found one that was wide in its scope, well grounded in good scientific research, but still very readable. While this book is kind of a quick read, it is dense with interesting theories and studies and it ended up answering a lot of my questions about how stereotyping works, why they are so prevalent and how people can work to change them. Along the way it also whet my interests in many of the other aspects of prejudice and stereotyping. This book is actually part of what helped me to make the decision to become a social psychologist. The only thing I could say against this book is that it is, in certain sections, necessarily technical, but if the reader has had some basic undergraduate psychology courses those sections are more challenging than frustrating. I would highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in the topic.
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You know how some general education textbooks are just overbearing? Ever had a class that you just you felt was just information overload and was unnecessary? Well, this book is completely the opposite

- I can skim through this book easily and find what I need to know. It's great for reference if you ever decide to keep the book.

- The book just gives you enough so that you wouldn't be drowning in a bunch of psychology terms that made no sense.

- There are some interesting cases that allows you to see the application to real life situations

Neat book. Gotta love it when a textbook is student-friendly
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This book is a very easy read. It is among one of the few textbooks that I actually don't mind reading.
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One of the most interesting textbooks I've ever been assigned to read for a college course. It provides a lot of insight, and explanations, for prejudices and bigotry we see and experience in the world every day. Recommended for academic or leisurely literary consumption.
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