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Social psychology of social problems : the intergroup context / edited by Agnieszka Golec de Zavala, Aleksandra Cichocka
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, c2013
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 3rd Floor  HN28 .S625 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Social problems -- Psychological aspects
Social psychology
Intergroup relations
Physical Description xxv, 365 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Encompassing contemporary social problems and cutting-edge research, top international experts provide a window into understanding the psychology behind societal problems and why they develop, offering crucial applications of psychological theory for the undergraduate student."--Publisher's website
Contents Preface: applied social psychology: how psychology helps explain pressing social problems / Agnieszka Golec de Zavala and Aleksandra Cichocka -- Negative stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination / J. Christopher Cohrs and Thomas Kessler -- The social context of racism / Christopher M. Federico -- Antecedents and manifestations of sexism / Janina Pietrzak -- Towards an understanding of immigration as a defining feature of the twenty-first century / Leah K. Hamilton, Stelian Medianu and Victoria M. Esses -- The corrupting power of social inequality: social-psychological consequences, causes and solutions / Robbie M. Sutton, Aleksandra Cichocka and Jojanneke van der Toorn -- Social conflict and social protest / Jacquelien van Stekelenburg and Bert Klandermans -- Obedience and tyranny in psychology and history / Stephen D. Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam -- Extreme forms of ingroup positivity and their negative consequences for intergroup relations / Agnieszka Golec de Zavala and Rober T. Schatz -- The role of threats in understanding and improving intergroup relations / Walter G. Stephan -- Why society members tend to support the continuation of intractable conflicts and resist peaceful resolution / Daniel Bar-Tal, Eran Halperin, Roni Porat and Rafi Nets-Zehngut -- Evil transformations: Social-psychological processes underlying genocide and mass killing -- Michal Bilewicz and Johanna Ray Vollhardt -- The social psychology of terrorism: individual, group and organizational processes / Keren Sharvit and Arie W. Kruglanski. -- Applying social psychology to understanding social problems / Robert A. C. Ruiter, Karlijn Massar, Mark van Vugt and Gerjo Kok
Alternate Author Golec, Agnieszka
Cichocka, Aleksandra

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