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Prejudice : The Target's Perspective - Janet K. Swim

Prejudice

The Target's Perspective

By: Janet K. Swim (Editor), Charles Stangor (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 1998
ISBN: 9780126791303
Number Of Pages: 332

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This book turns the tables on the way prejudice has been looked at in the past. Almost all of the current information on prejudice focuses on the person holding prejudiced beliefs. This book, however, provides the first summary of research focusing on the intended victims of prejudice. Divided into three sections, the first part discusses how people identify prejudice, what types of prejudice they encounter, and how people react to this prejudice in interpersonal and intergroup settings. The second section discusses the effect of prejudice on task performance, assessment of ones own abilities, self-esteem, and stress. The final section examines how people cope with prejudice, including a discussion of coping mechanisms, reporting sexual harassment, and how identity is related to effective coping.
Key Features
* Includes an introduction, the consequences of prejudice, and how to cope with prejudice
* The editors are top researchers in the field of prejudice
* All the contributors are major figures in the social psychological analysis of intergroup relationships

Introduction
Encountering Prejudice: L.F. Barrett and J.K. Swim, Appraisals of Prejudice and Discrimination
Experiencing Everyday Prejudice and Discrimination
No Laughing Matter: Women's Verbal and Nonverbal Reactions to Sexist Humor
Consequences of Prejudice: J. Aronson, D.M. Quinn, and S.J. Spencer, Stereotype Threat and the Academic Underperformance of Minorities and Women
Conceptualizing the Determinants of Academic Choice and Task Performance Across Social Groups
Vulnerability to the Affective Consequences of the Stigma of Overweight
Stress and Oppressed Social Category Membership
Undermined? Affirmative Action From the Targets' Point of View
Coping With Prejudice: C.T. Miller and A.M. Myers, Compensating for Prejudice: How Heavyweight People (And Others) Control Outcomes Despite Prejudice
Coping With Stigma Through Psychological Disengagement
Coping with Group-Based Discrimination: Individualistic Versus Group-Level Strategies
The Everyday Functions of African American Identity
Implications of Cultural Context: African American Identity and Possible Selves
Negotiating Social Identity
Index
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ISBN: 9780126791303
ISBN-10: 0126791309
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st April 1998
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.57  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.66