The Psychology of Inequity: Motivation and Beliefs (Hardcover)

The Psychology of Inequity: Motivation and Beliefs By Jean Lau Chin (Editor), Yolanda E. Garcia (Editor), Arthur W. Blume (Editor) Cover Image
By Jean Lau Chin (Editor), Yolanda E. Garcia (Editor), Arthur W. Blume (Editor)


Racialized inequity is injustice or unfairness and exists when prejudice or discrimination based on any aspect of difference precludes access of certain groups to the resources and benefits of society. This volume takes a new look at the psychology of inequity today. Have we progressed or regressed since the height of the civil rights movement of the 1960s?

Through an examination of the motivations and beliefs behind inequities and injustices, this text aims to answer this question and any others that a scholar or general reader interested in social inequities and multiculturalism may have. Chapters address the motives that sustain inequity and reflect on the beliefs and behaviors linked to implicit responses to threats of change and loss of privilege posed by the inclusion of others.

About the Author

Jean Lau Chin, PhD, was professor and former dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in New York.Yolanda E. Garcia, PhD, is associate professor and doctoral training director in the Counseling/School Psychology PhD program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University.Arthur W. Blume, PhD, is professor of psychology at Washington State University Vancouver.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781440877988
ISBN-10: 144087798X
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: June 17th, 2022
Pages: 247
Language: English