Stereotypes: The Incidence and Impacts of Bias, 1st Edition

  • Joel T. Nadler
  • Elora C. Voyless
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  • ISBN-10: 1440868670
  • ISBN-13: 9781440868672
  • DDC: 303.3
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Stereotypes-both those intentional and those unconscious-and the harms they cause are increasingly featuring in the news. Here a team of top researchers examines current and emerging research on how stereotypes begin, grow, and harm the members of society-and what can be done to stop them. The authors explain what actions lead to the development and manifestation of stereotypes against groups ranging from racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious minorities to men, women, immigrants, the disabled, and more. They detail the newest studies to help us understand the psychological and social processes that spur and sustain stereotypes, how those affect behavior and decision-making, and how the targeted groups are affected by micro-aggressions and nonverbal behaviors. This volume will interest students of psychology, counseling, social work, law enforcement and legal studies, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ studies, gender studies, public policy, and politics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface: The Purpose of Stereotypes.
1: The Cognitive and Motivational Aspects of Stereotypes and Their Impact in the United States.
2: Explicit and Implicit Stereotypes: Current Models and Measurement of Attitudes.
3: The Study of Microaggressive Behavior: Reflections on the Construct, Construct-Relevant Research, and Possible Future Research.
4: Performance Stereotypes in Action: Stereotype Threat Consequences, Mechanisms, and Potential Interventions.
5: Stereotyping Never Gets Old: Exploring the Persistence, Popularity, and Perniciousness of Age Stereotypes.
6: Stereotypes of African Americans.
7: Latinx Stereotypes: Myths and Realities in the Twenty-First Century.
8: Stereotypes of Immigrants and Immigration in the United States.
9: Model Minorities and Perpetual Foreigners: Stereotypes of Asian Americans.
10: Gender Stereotypes.
11: Sexuality Stereotyping in Politics, the Media, Schools, and the Workplace.
12: Stereotypes of Veterans.
13: Weight Stereotypes.
14: Stereotypes About People with Disabilities.
15: Stereotyping Religion.
16: Stereotypes of Native Americans.
17: Intersectionality and Future Research Directions.
About the Editors and Contributors.