Cultural Diversity: Its Social Psychology shows how social psychology can contribute to contemporary debates about immigration and multiculturalism. * Shows how social psychology can contribute to contemporary debates about immigration and cultural diversity. * Helps readers to understand the processes that have shaped modern societies and the diversity issues they are facing. * Reviews research into the socio--psychological factors facilitating or hindering the emergence of plural societies. * Focuses on intergroup relationships -- what happens when people migrate, how they adapt, and what changes are produced by their presence. * The issues discussed are contextualised within the traditional accounts of the nation--state, European integration and North American and Australian experiences. * Student--friendly features include boxes, summaries, lists of key words, suggestions for further reading and a glossary.