Title

The Problem Of Prejudice In Plural Worlds

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2009

Published In

Journal Of Theoretical And Philosophical Psychology

Abstract

This is to agree with Slife and Reber that the field of psychology has been negatively biased toward theism. However, accusations of bias or prejudice typically presume that with an even assay of available evidence, that such dispositions would be erased. In a world of multiple constructions of reality, morality, and justice, such an assumption is wholly unwarranted. The present article approaches the presence of multiple worlds from a social constructionist perspective. Proposed are a number of arguments to support an approach toward difference that emphasizes transformative dialogue, that is, dialogue among conflicting parties or standpoints that moves toward mutual viability.

Keywords

prejudice, social construction, dialogue

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