This Handbook is a comprehensive and scholarly overview of the latest research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

The Second Edition provides a full update of its highly successful predecessor and features new material on key issues such as political activism, economic polarization, minority stress, same-sex marriage laws, dehumanization, and mental health stigma, in addition to a timely update on how victims respond to discrimination, and additional coverage of gender and race.

All chapters are written by eminent researchers who explore topics by presenting an overview of current research and, where appropriate, developing new theory, models, or scales. The volume is clearly structured, with a broad section on cognitive, affective, and neurological processes, and there is inclusion of studies of prejudice based on race, sex, age, sexual orientation, and weight. A concluding section explores the issues involved in reducing prejudice.

The Handbook is an essential resource for students, instructors, and researchers in social and personality psychology, and an invaluable reference for academics and professionals in sociology, communication studies, gerontology, nursing, medicine, as well as government and policymakers and social service agencies.

part 1|26 pages


chapter 1|25 pages

The Study of Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination within Social Psychology

A Quick History of Theory and Research

part 2|284 pages

Cognitive, Affective, Neurological Processes

chapter 2|33 pages

Stereotype Accuracy

One of the largest and most replicable effects in all of Social Psychology

chapter 3|22 pages

Upward and Downward Spirals Intergroup Interactions

Compassionate goals and transcending the ego

chapter 7|37 pages

Measures of Prejudice

chapter 8|27 pages

Attributions to Discrimination

Antecedents and Consequences

chapter 9|14 pages

The Role of Intentions in Conceptions of Prejudice

An Historical Perspective

chapter 11|19 pages

You Were Always on my Mind

How event-related potentials inform impression formation research

part 3|71 pages

Targets of Prejudice

chapter 13|22 pages


chapter 14|17 pages