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The Social Psychology of Stigma (Hardback)
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The Social Psychology of Stigma (Hardback)

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Hardback 450 Pages / Published: 31/08/2000
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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.

Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781572305731
Number of pages: 450
Weight: 754 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm


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"Although the empirical work on stigma is sparse, this book accomplishes the challenging task of discussing the existing literature without being limited by it. The breadth of issues addressed in this book and the thoughtful discussion of complex social-psychological phenomena result in an enriching and stimulating book recommended to people working in or with an interest in this field. This is a timely publication, which provides the framework and direction for future work on stigma."--"Transcultural Psychiatry"
"Instructors of social or clinical psychology will resonate to the collective explanations offered by this book, as they will be hard pressed to find a better work illustrating the interface between the two subfields than "The Social Psychology of Stigma,."..It will not be difficult for instructors of any stripe to guide students to think about therapeutic implications and applications of the chapters....a fine work that should be as liberally used in the classroom as it is bound to be in the laboratory."--"Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology"
.,."an extensive introduction to the social psychological study of stigma."--"Disability and Society"
"The first line in the opening chapter of this thoughtfully edited volume captures why teachers will want to use it in their classes: devaluing any person has serious implications for similar individuals and for society....The authors of the 14 chapters in this book are prominent, active researchers in social-personality psychology, but clinical and health psychologists, and sociologists will be interested in this book. It will not be difficult for instructors of any stripe to guide students to think about therapeuticimplications and applications of the chapters....a find work that should be as liberally used in the classroom as it is bound to be in the laboratory."--"Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology"
"This multiauthored text is thought-provoking and insightful; it merits and demands careful reading. All mental health professionals, especially psychiatrists, can glean ideas that will provoke rethinking our frustrations about ongoing stigma toward our patients, their illnesses, and the availability of equitable funding to care for them as well as stigma directed toward us as their competent physician-caregivers....We must not read this important book passively but, rather, take the authors' visions and act in unison constructively to benefit all."--"American Journal of Psychiatry"
"This is an ambitious work. Its strongest point is emphasizing the need to study the interaction between the stigmatizer and the stigmatizee. Many who study those who have stigmatized statuses put their focus on examining the status and pay little attention to the influence which stigmatizer and stigmatizee have on each other, e.g. the policeman needs the criminal."--"The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease"
"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....contains a wealth of information and insight into the experience of perceiver and target and should be standard scholarly reading on the subject of stigma."--"Contemporary Sociology"
.,."provides original and valuable insightsinto 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." --"Psychiatric Services"

"This volume provides a readable, up-to-date review of theory and research by current leaders in the field. Each chapter not only provides an excellent overview of stigma research, but also offers innumerable insights and ideas on the causes and consequences of stigmatization. This volume undoubtedly will stimulate a great deal of future work on this important topic. It should be required reading for researchers and students interested in stigma, as well as for related graduate courses." --Mark R. Leary, PhD, Wake Forest University

"This provocative, thoughtful volume offers theoretical, empirical, and practical insights into the predicaments of stigma: how to balance perceiver and target perspectives; individual and group identities; and the full range of cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses. Experts and students alike will come away enlightened by this readable and engrossing contribution from some of social psychology's best minds." --Susan T. Fiske, PhD, Department of Psychology, Princeton University

"This book provides state-of-the-art treatment of a topic that, over the past decade, has moved from backstage to center stage in social psychology. Contributions are original, revealing, and show the great depth of thinking and research underlying the emergence of work in this area. No future contribution in the field will be complete without reference to this work." --Claude Steele, PhD., Department of Psychology, Stanford University

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