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A New Mental World

Ryan André Brasseaux

in Cajun Breakdown: The Emergence of an American Made Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343069
eISBN:
9780199866977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343069.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

Records and radio built an industry around imagination. Media technologies created an auditory world where sound, language, and music expanded listeners’ mental worlds. The Cajun imaginary represents ... More


Processes: Algorithmic Personality: The Informatics of Psychological Traits, 1917–1937

Colin Koopman

in How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626444
eISBN:
9780226626611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626611.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The central argument of How We Became Our Data is that for the past one hundred years we have been organized by a politics of data within which control is exerted by the many formats of our ... More


Interests and Motivational Development

Paul J. Silvia

in Exploring the Psychology of Interest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158557
eISBN:
9780199786824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158557.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Where do people's idiosyncratic hobbies and interests come from? This chapter reviews how, across the history of psychology, people have explained the development of interests. The emergence of ... More


From the Bigot in Our Midst to Good People with Hidden Biases: The Scientific Study of Prejudice

Linda C. McClain

in Who's the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190877200
eISBN:
9780190063726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190877200.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines two significant stages in the scientific study of prejudice and intergroup relations as a resource for understanding bigotry. It illustrates the first, the post–World War II ... More


Attitudes, Structures, and “Levers of Change”: The Social Science of Prejudice and Race Relations

Leah N. Gordon

in From Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226238449
eISBN:
9780226238586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238586.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

Situated largely in the mid-century history of psychology and sociology, this chapter surveys the intellectual and institutional landscape in which racial individualism developed. In the 1920s and ... More


Commemorating Racial Violence as Intergroup Contact

Claire Whitlinger

in Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656335
eISBN:
9781469656359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656335.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains how the fortieth anniversary commemoration was able to generate a collective identity and commitment to memory activism across a diverse group of citizens. Drawing insights from ... More


Introduction: “This Is the Spirit!”

Aaron Shaheen

in Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198857785
eISBN:
9780191890406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857785.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction examines the concept of spirit, which, thanks to psychologists like Gordon Allport and theologians like Winifred Kirkland, had become synonymous with the term “personality.” Thus, to ... More


Categorizing

Mona Sue Weissmark

in The Science of Diversity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190686345
eISBN:
9780197522912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686345.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the psychological processes involved in stereotyping, or categorization. As the American psychologist Gordon Allport noted, the ability to categorize is critical to survival, ... More


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