Preface.- Introduction.- Social Cogntion, Ethnic Identity, and Ethnic Specific Strategies for Coping with Threat due to Prejudice and Discrimination.- New Directions in Aversive Racism Research.- The Role of Race and Racial Prejudice in Recognizing other People.- Addressing Contemporary Racism.
Gain new insights into the causes and the solutions to prejudice and racism with this thought-provoking book. It provides substantial evidence that shows how prejudice and racism stem from basic motives, such as belonging, understanding, and controlling. Moreover, the author demonstrates why new approaches to understanding prejudice and racism must study both cognitive and motivational aspects.
The study of prejudice and racism is one of the oldest interests of social psychology and continues as a major area of interest in the social sciences, in general. This is the first volume in the well-renowned book series Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, which is the longest running symposium series in psychology. Contributing authors are leading scholars who are at the forefront of research on the motivational aspects of prejudice and racism and the impact of such forces on the targets of racial bias. Currently, there has been renewed interest in the motivational aspects of prejudice and racism. The topic of racism and prejudice continues to be a significant issue for researchers and policymakers not just in the United States, but in the rest of the world as well.