Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Adolescence, Discrimination, and the LawAddressing Dramatic Shifts in Equality Jurisprudence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Roger J.R. Levesque

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479815586

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479815586.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 27 October 2020

The Nature, Developmental Roots, and Alleviation of Discrimination

The Nature, Developmental Roots, and Alleviation of Discrimination

Chapter:
(p.57) 2 The Nature, Developmental Roots, and Alleviation of Discrimination
Source:
Adolescence, Discrimination, and the Law
Author(s):

Roger J. R. Levesque

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479815586.003.0003

This chapter provides an overview of the empirical understanding of the nature and extent of prejudice and discrimination, their developmental roots, and their potential alleviation. The analysis centers on the implications that arise from recognizing that youths shape their environments and respond to multiple social forces as they develop judgments about others and determine whether to act on those judgments. Although research findings have long underscored the importance of pathological aspects of prejudice and actions relating to them, this area of study now emphasizes even more how prejudice and discrimination emerge as expected outcomes of normal social categorization, social identity, and group processes. Building on these findings, the discussion explores how influential social sources can be structured in ways that increase the likelihood of fostering dispositions, relationships, and institutions marked by tolerance, inclusion, and a sense of equity.

Keywords:   prejudice, discrimination, youths, tolerance, inclusion, equity

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.