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The Target's Perspective

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.

Academic researchers and students in social psychology and sociology; counseling psychologists.

Hardbound, 332 Pages

Published: April 1998

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-679130-3


  • J.K. Swim and C. Stangor, Introduction.Encountering Prejudice:L.F. Barrett and J.K. Swim, Appraisals of Prejudice and Discrimination. J.K. Swim, L.L. Cohen, and L.L. Hyers, Experiencing Everyday Prejudice and Discrimination.M. LaFrance and J.A. Woodzicka, 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.C. Stangor and G.B. Sechrist, Conceptualizing the Determinants of Academic Choice and Task Performance Across Social Groups.D.M. Quinn and J. Crocker, Vulnerability to the Affective Consequences of the Stigma of Overweight.K.W. Allison, Stress and Oppressed Social Category Membership.K. Truax, D.I. Cordova, A. Wood, E. Wright, and F. Crosby, 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.B. Major and T. Schmader, Coping With Stigma Through Psychological Disengagement.N.R. Branscombe and N. Ellemers, Coping with Group-Based Discrimination: Individualistic Versus Group-Level Strategies.W.E. Cross, Jr., and L. Strauss, The Everyday Functions of African American Identity.D. Oyserman and K. Harrison, Implications of Cultural Context: African American Identity and Possible Selves.K. Deaux and K.A. Ethier, Negotiating Social Identity.Index.


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