Focusing on the fundamentals of how and why people discriminate against others in everyday life, this integrative volume examines common prejudicial behaviors including derision, exclusion, and igring of others based on their membership in a given group or groups. Incorporating existing theory and empirical research in each area with their own findings, the authors make a vital contribution to social psychology.
Bernice Lott, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has written widely on interpersonal attraction, social learning and socialization, and feminist psychology and gender issues. Diane Maluso, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to interpersonal discrimination, she is currently studying social behaviors and gender in cyberspace.