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The Social Psychology of Stigma - Todd Heatherton

The Social Psychology of Stigma

By: Todd Heatherton (Editor), Michelle R. Hebl (Editor), Jay G. Hull (Editor), Robert E. Kleck (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th July 2003
ISBN: 9781572309425
Number Of Pages: 450

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The devaluation of those perceived as ""different"" has profound repercussions both for individuals and for society. This book brings together leading researchers to present groundbreaking findings on such topics as the dimensions of stigma, why people stigmatize others, how targeted individuals are affected by and respond to stigmatization, and influences on social interactions. Chapters are organized around a cohesive conceptual framework that incorporates the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target; the relevance of personal and collective identities; and the interplay of affective, cognitive, and behavioral reactions in stigmatization.

"Detailed investigations of stigma serve as a gathering point for students to explore a wide variety of mainstream social-clinical topics, including a) stereotypes; b) prejudice and discrimination; c) social salience; d) social interaction (or lack thereof); e) the self, self-perception, and self-esteem; f) stress and health; and g) ingroup-outgroup issues....A fine work that should be as liberally used in the classroom as it is bound to be in the laboratory."-- (07/18/2003)
"Thought-provoking and insightful....Merits and demands careful reading."-- (07/18/2003)
"Because of the encyclopedic compendium of stigma research contained in this book, its clear organizational format, and some of the chapters' original theoretical contributions, it should be standard reading for anyone who conducts research on or teaches about stigma."--Contemporary Sociology (07/18/2003)
"Provides original and valuable insights into an issue that psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers face in clinical practice. This book can also serve as a good reference for cultural competence training for graduate students in health-related disciplines."-- (07/18/2003)

Stigma: Introduction and Overviewp. 1
The Perceiver
Why People Stigmatize: Toward a Biocultural Frameworkp. 31
Threat and the Social Construction of Stigmap. 62
Stigma and Stereotypesp. 88
Ideology and Lay Theories of Stigma: The Justification of Stigmatizationp. 126
The Stigmatized
Social Stigma and the Self: Meanings, Situations, and Self-Esteemp. 153
The Looking-Glass Self Revisited: Behavior Choice and Self-Perception in the Social Tokenp. 184
The Hidden Costs of Hidden Stigmap. 220
Coping with Stigma and Prejudicep. 243
The Social Interface
Awkward Moments in Interactions between Nonstigmatized and Stigmatized Individualsp. 273
Stigma, Threat, and Social Interactionsp. 307
"Too Young, Too Old": Stigmatizing Adolescents and Eldersp. 334
Stigma and Self-Fulfilling Propheciesp. 374
The Social Consequences of Physical Disabilityp. 419
Indexp. 441
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ISBN: 9781572309425
ISBN-10: 1572309423
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 16th July 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.69