Nature of Prejudice by Gordon W. Allport
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Nature of Prejudice
By Gordon W. Allport

The Nature of Prejudice

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Nature of Prejudice by Gordon W. Allport

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With profound insight into the complexities of the human experience, Harvard psychologist Gordon Allport organized a mass of research to produce a landmark study on the roots and nature of prejudice. First published in 1954, The Nature of Prejudice remains the standard work on discrimination. Now this classic study is offered in a special unabridged edition with a new introduction by Kenneth Clark of Columbia University and a new preface by Thomas Pettigrew of Harvard University. Allports comprehensive and penetrating work examines all aspects of this age-old problem: its roots in individual and social psychology, its varieties of expression, its impact on the individuals and communities. He explores all kinds of prejudice-racial, religious, ethnic, economic and sexual-and offers suggestions for reducing the devastating effects of discrimination. The additional material by Clark and Pettigrew updates the social-psychological research in prejudice and attests to the enduring values of Allports original theories and insights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780201001792
ISBN-10: 0201001799
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 36mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1979
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gordon W. Allport

Gordon W. Allport was born in 1897 in Montezuma, Indiana. He received his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, did postgraduate work abroad, and returned to Harvard in 1930, where he served as professor of psychology until his death in 1967. During his lifetime, Allport served as president of both the American and Eastern Psychological Associations, director of the National Opinion Research Center, and editor of the "Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology." His other books included "The Psychology of Rumor, The Individual and His Religion, Personality, and Becoming."

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