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Intergroup misunderstandings : impact of divergent social realities

Author: Stéphanie Demoulin; Jacques-Philippe Leyens; John F Dovidio
Publisher: New York : Psychology Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The objectives of the volume are to direct the field s attention to the unique value of studying interactions between members of different groups and to offer the most up-to-date summaries of prominent and cutting-edge scholarship on this topic written by leading scholars in the field." "A central theme of the volume is that improvement in intergroup relationships will only be possible if social scientists  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Intergroup misunderstandings.
New York : Psychology Press, ©2009
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stéphanie Demoulin; Jacques-Philippe Leyens; John F Dovidio
ISBN: 1848728034 9781848728035
OCLC Number: 268952979
Description: xvii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Intergroup misunderstandings : interactions and divergences in realities, goals, and strategies --
Prejudice and intergroup interaction --
Acculturation and immigrant-host community relations in multicultural settings --
How do they see us? The vicissitudes of metaperception in intergroup relations --
Intergroup misunderstandings in emotion communication --
Interpretation of interaction : responsiveness to verbal and nonverbal cues --
Worlds apart : the universality of racism leads to divergent social realities --
Why do they not perceive us as we are? Ingroup projection as a source of intergroup misunderstanding --
Infrahumanization : the differential interpretation of primary and secondary emotions --
Divergent social realties, depending on where you sit : perspectives from the stereotype content model --
Maintaining the illusion of meritocracy : how men and women interactively sustain gender inequality at work --
Talking about power : group power and the desired content of intergroup interactions --
Majority and minority perspectives on justice and trust : is there a consensus on goals? --
Strategies for prejudice reduction : the norms of nondiscrimination --
Reducing prejudice : common ingroup and dual identity in unequal status intergroup encounters --
The struggle for social equality : collective action versus prejudice reduction --
Intergroup helping as status-organizing processes : implications for intergroup misunderstandings --
Emotional misunderstandings in intergroup negotiations.
Responsibility: edited by Stéphanie Demoulin, Jacques-Philippe Leyens, John F. Dovidio.


Understanding how members of different groups interact is critical beyond the value of understanding how majority groups behave and how minority groups respond in isolation. This book exemplifies,  Read more...
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