Ch 4: Psychology of Diversity Theories & Research

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In this chapter, you'll study research and theories associated with the psychology of diversity through a series of mobile-friendly lessons and quizzes. These engaging study resources offer a handy way to prepare for a test or get ready for a class project or presentation.

Psychology of Diversity Theories & Research - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides a brief but comprehensive overview of theories and research in the psychology of diversity. When you work through this chapter, you'll review theories such as the value-in-diversity hypothesis, homophily biases, the similarity-attraction paradigm and more. Our learning materials are self-paced and available on any tablet, computer or smartphone, 24 hours a day. If you need clarification on any of these topics, you can submit questions to an instructor through the Dashboard. This chapter is designed to help you achieve the following goals:

  • Outline criticisms of the similarity-attraction paradigm
  • Provide an overview of the value-in-diversity hypothesis
  • Assess examples of homophily biases
  • Explain modern research on the psychology of diversity

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