The Social Psychology of Stigma

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Todd F. Heatherton
Guilford Press, 2003 - Psychology - 450 pages
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The volume demonstrates that stigma is a normal - albeit undesirable - consequence of people's limited cognitive resources, and of the social information and experiences to which they are exposed. Incorporated are the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target; the relevance of personal and collective identities; and the interplay of affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes. Particular attention is given to how stigmatized persons make meaning of their predicaments, such as by forming alternative, positive group identities.
  

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Contents

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Todd F. Heatherton, PhD, is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Robert E. Kleck, PhD, is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.

Michelle R. Hebl, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rice University.

Jay G. Hull, PhD, is Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College.

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