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Diversity Competence Handbook

In two volumes, the handbook provides an overview of the current state of discussion on the topic of diversity competence and combines knowledge from theory, research and practice. In this first volume, conceptual and societal fundamentals are processed and selected fields of application are examined in more detail. The handbook has an interdisciplinary structure and combines contributions from psychology, cultural studies, economics, pedagogy, sociology, sexology, social work, medicine, theology, political science and law.

The content

  • Theories, Conceptualization, and Measurability
  • Importance of diversity competence for politics and society
  • The (national) economic importance of diversity
  • Promotion of diversity competence
  • Diversity competence in companies and public administration
  • Diversity competence in leadership and personnel selection
  • Diversity competence in educational settings

The target groups

  • Practitioners and researchers as well as teachers and students, especially from psychology and related fields
  • Executives, HR managers, consultants
  • Everyone who is interested in diversity competence

The editors

Prof. Dr. habil. Petia Genkova is currently Professor of Business Psychology at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. Her research and teaching focuses include comparative cultural and intercultural psychology, including the psychological foundations for upbringing and education as well as diversity and gender mainstream.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Ringsisen is the holder of the professorship for key qualifications and competence development at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences. His work and research focus include the promotion of interdisciplinary skills, emotions and self-regulation in the learning and work context as well as dealing with diversity, in particular interculturality and gender.