This Handbook is a comprehensive and scholarly overview of the latest research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.
The Second Edition provides a full update of its highly successful predecessor and features new material on key issues such as political activism, economic polarization, minority stress, same-sex marriage laws, dehumanization, and mental health stigma, in addition to a timely update on how victims respond to discrimination, and additional coverage of gender and race.
All chapters are written by eminent researchers who explore topics by presenting an overview of current research and, where appropriate, developing new theory, models, or scales. The volume is clearly structured, with a broad section on cognitive, affective, and neurological processes, and there is inclusion of studies of prejudice based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, and weight. A concluding section explores the issues involved in reducing prejudice.
The Handbook is an essential resource for students, instructors, and researchers in social and personality psychology, and an invaluable reference for academics and professionals in sociology, communication studies, gerontology, nursing, medicine, as well as government and policymakers and social service agencies.
Table of Contents
Part 1: History. 1. A study of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination within social psychology: A quick history of theory and research Charles Stangor. Part 2: Cognitive, Affective, Neurological processes. 2. Stereotype accuracy: One of the largest and most replicable effects in all of social psychology Lee Jussim, Jarret T. Crawford, Stephanie M. Anglin, John R. Chambers, Sean T. Stevens, and Florette Cohen. 3. Upward and downward spirals intergroup interactions: Compassionate goals and transcending the ego Julie A. Garcia & Jennifer Crocker. 4. Stereotype threat Jenessa Shapiro, Joshua Aronson, and Matthew S. McGlone. 5. How our means for feeling transcendent of death foster prejudice, stereotyping and intergroup conflict Jeff Greenberg, Mark J. Landau, Spee Kosloff, Melissa Soenke, and Sheldon Solomon. 6. Intergroup emotions theory Diane M. Mackie, Angela T. Maitner, and Eliot R. Smith. 7. Measures of prejudice Michael A. Olson and Kevin L. Zabel. 8. Attributions to discrimination: Antecedents and consequences Brenda Major and Tessa L. Dover. 9. The role of intentions in conceptions of prejudice: An historical perspective Patrick S. Forscher and Patricia G. Devine. 10. Intergroup threat theory Walter G. Stephan, Oscar Ybarra, and Kimberly Rios. 11. You were always on my mind: How event-related potentials inform impression formation research Jennifer T. Kubota and Tiffany A. Ito. 12. Insights from functional magnetic resonance imaging research on race Jennifer T. Kubota and Elizabeth A. Phelps. Part 3: Targets of Prejudice. 13. Sexism Julia C. Becker and Chris G. Sibley. 14. Ageism Todd D. Nelson. 15. The social psychology of sexual prejudice Gregory M. Herek. Part 4: Reducing Prejudice. 16. Understanding and reducing interpersonal discrimination in the workplace Mikki Hebl, Enrica Ruggs, Larry Martinez, Rachel Trump, and Christine Nittrouer. 17. The self-regulation of prejudice Margo J. Monteith, Laura R. Parker, and Mason D. Burns. 18. A common ingroup identity: Categorization, identity, and intergroup relations Samuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio, Rita Guerra, Eric Hehman, and Tamar Saguy. 19. Understanding and reducing racial and ethnic prejudice among children and adolescents Sheri R. Levy, Ashley Lytle, Jiyun Elizabeth Shin, and Julie Milligan Hughes. Part 5: Epilogue. 20. The future of research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination Susan T. Fiske, Lasana T. Harris, Tiane L. Lee, and Ann Marie Russell.
Todd D. Nelson is a Professor of Psychology at California State University – Stanislaus. His research focuses on stereotypes and prejudice against older adults (ageism). He is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and has published several chapters on ageism. Professor Nelson has also published a textbook on prejudice, edited a volume on ageism, and served as issue editor for the Journal of Social Issues volume focusing on ageism.