The Cambridge Handbook of the Psychology of Prejudice aims to answer the questions: why is prejudice so persistent? How does it affect people exposed to it? And what can we do about it? Providing a comprehensive examination of prejudice from its evolutionary beginnings and environmental influences through to its manifestations and consequences, this Handbook is an essential resource for scholars and students who are passionate about understanding prejudice, social change, collective action, and prejudice reduction. Featuring cutting-edge research from top scholars in the field, the chapters provide an overview of psychological models of prejudice; investigate prejudice in specific domains such as race, religion, gender, and appearance; and develop explicit, evidence-based strategies for disrupting the processes that produce and maintain prejudice. This Handbook challenges researchers and readers to move beyond their comfort zone, and sets the agenda for future avenues of research, policy, and intervention.
About the Editor:
Fiona Kate Barlow is a social psychologist specialising in the study of race relations. From 2012 to 2014, she held an Australian Research Council early career fellowship, and in 2016 accepted an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Award. She is the recipient of the 2013 Society for Australasian Social Psychology Early Career Researcher Award. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Applied Psychology and Menzies Health Institute Queensland at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.