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History, prejudice, and the study of social inequities

  • Jules P. Harrell (a1) and Edna Greene Medford (a2)
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  • Published online: 20 November 2012

Integrating a historical perspective into studies of prejudicial attitudes facilitates the interpretation of paradoxical findings of the kind cited in the target article. History also encourages research to move beyond the study of prejudice and to consider institutional and structural forces that maintain social inequities. Multilevel approaches can study these factors in both field and laboratory studies.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
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