- Shows how social psychology can contribute to contemporary debates about immigration and cultural diversity.
- Helps readers to understand the processes that have shaped modern societies and the diversity issues they are facing.
- Reviews research into the socio-psychological factors facilitating or hindering the emergence of plural societies.
- Focuses on intergroup relationships – what happens when people migrate, how they adapt, and what changes are produced by their presence.
- The issues discussed are contextualised within the traditional accounts of the nation-state, European integration and North American and Australian experiences.
- Student-friendly features include boxes, summaries, lists of key words, suggestions for further reading and a glossary.
What is Social Psychology About?.
Social Psychology and the Study of Multicultural Societies.
Cultural Memberships and Understanding of the Social World.
Beliefs About Acculturation: The Coexistence of Different Cultures Under the Same Political and Social Organization.
1. Moving Into New Environments: The Perspective of People Belonging to Non-Dominant Cultural Groups:.
Managing Change, Unfamiliar Environments, and Experiences: Acculturation as a Major Life-Change Event.
Transmitting and Retaining One’s Cultural Values, and Challenges to Perceptions of the World and of the Self.
Becoming a Member of the “New Society”: Dealing with Devalued/Minority Identities, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
2. Receiving Immigrants, Perceiving the “Other”: Reactions of People Belonging to Dominant Cultural Groups:.
Social Psychological Theories of Prejudice.
Representations of Groups: Stereotypes and Social Categorization.
Prejudice Linked to Racial Differentiation.
Constructing “Otherness”: Extreme Problematizations Of the Outgroup.
Feeling Threatened: Identity, Change, and Resources.
3. Living Together in Culturally Diverse Societies:.
Reducing Prejudice: Contact and Categorization Issues.
Relationships Between Groups: Issues of Negative and Positive Interdependence and Power.
Superordinate Memberships: The Battle for Group Beliefs.
4. Towards Cultural Diversity: Representations, Identity, and Social Influence:.
The Nation-State: A Powerful Ingroup:.
Supranational Groups, Multiple Identities, and Founding Myths: Developing New Projects.
In the Name of Identity: Self-Knowledge and the Politics of Rights, Claims, and Recognition in Culturally Diverse Societies.