Although you won't use books or book chapters for this assignment, they can often be a good place to find introductory or detailed information on a topic. Here are some sample books. As you can see, their call numbers are similar - both start with BF575.P9. This indicates that the call number BF575 would be a good place to find more information on this topic.
Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination
Call Number: BF575.P9 H36 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-17
This handbook provides a uniquely comprehensive and scholarly overview of the latest research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. All chapters are written by eminent prejudice researchers who explore key topics, by presenting an overview of current research and, where appropriate, developing new theory, models, or scales. The volume is clearly structured, with a broad section on cognitive, affective, and neurological processes, followed by chapters on some of the main target groups of prejudice - based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, and weight. A concluding section explores the issues involved in reducing prejudice. Chapters on the history of research in prejudice and future directions round off this state-of-the-art Handbook. The volume will provide an essential resource for students, instructors, and researchers in social and personality psychology, and also be an invaluable reference for academics and professionals in the fields of sociology, communication studies, gerontology, nursing, medicine, as well as government and policymakers and social service agencies.
The Psychology of Prejudice
Call Number: BF575.P9 J29 2011
Publication Date: 2011-01-15
"Provides an accessible review of social psychological theory on prejudice, emphasizing that prejudice is determined by factors at several levels of analysis. For example, prejudice is linked with competition and inequality between groups, and it can be fostered by religious and political ideologies that shape attitudes. The book integrates research on reducing prejudice, with an emphasis on intergroup and institutional strategies. It also discusses collective action to promote social justice, the most effective kinds of prejudice-reduction programs, and possible unintended consequences of such programs. With its thoughtful analysis, numerous real-life examples, and provocative content, this book will appeal to students and their educators, as well as researchers, surveying or investigating the field of prejudice and diversity"--From publisher description.
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