Are We Born Racist? - New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
Are We Born Racist?: New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
Product Code: 1157
Binding Information: Paperback
Size: 5.5 X 8.5 Inches (US)
Copyright Date Ed: 08/01/2010
Trade Code: 00P
Price: $18.00 In stock.
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From UC-Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, a powerful tour of what science reveals about the roots of prejudice—and how we can overcome it
Where do our prejudices come from? Why are some people more biased than others? Is it possible for individuals, and society as a whole, to truly defeat prejudice? In these pages, leading scientists, psychologists, educators, activists, and many others offer answers, drawing from new scientific discoveries that shed light on why and how our brains form prejudices, how racism hurts our health, steps we can take to mitigate prejudiced instincts, and what a post-prejudice society might actually look like.
Bringing a diverse range of disciplines into conversation for the first time, Are We Born Racist?
offers a straightforward overview of the new science of prejudice, and showcases the abundant practical, research-based steps that can be taken in all areas of our lives to overcome prejudice.
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"Are We Born Racist? presents the latest science in the most accessible format and faces typically skirted issues head-on, all while serving up practical advice and abundant hope. The evidence and perspectives offered by this valuable book will pave the way to more frank and frequent talk about race."
—Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity
"Revolutionary insight follows revolutionary insight in this broadly accessible book, accumulating to nothing less than a paradigm shift that will change how we think about everything from how prejudice affects our own lives to how laws and institutional practice can be used to reduce its ill effects. And it does it all with a brevity that I hope will insure what it deserves most: to be broadly read."
—Claude M. Steele, author of Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us