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
ByCharles Stangor

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
ByLee Jussim, Jarret T. Crawford, Stephanie M. Anglin, John R. Chambers, Sean T. Stevens, Florette Cohen

chapter 3|22 pages

Upward and Downward Spirals Intergroup Interactions

Compassionate goals and transcending the ego
ByJulie A. Garcia, Jennifer Crocker

chapter 4|19 pages

Stereotype Threat

ByJenessa Shapiro, Joshua Aronson, Matthew S. McGlone

chapter 5|42 pages

How Our Means for Feeling Transcendent of Death Foster Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Intergroup Conflict

Terror Management Theory
ByJeff Greenberg, Mark J. Landau, Spee Kosloff, Melissa Soenke, Sheldon Solomon

chapter 6|26 pages

Intergroup Emotions Theory

ByDiane M. Mackie, Angela T. Maitner, Eliot R. Smith

chapter 7|37 pages

Measures of Prejudice

ByMichael A. Olson, Kevin L. Zabel

chapter 8|27 pages

Attributions to Discrimination

Antecedents and Consequences
ByBrenda Major, Tessa L. Dover

chapter 9|14 pages

The Role of Intentions in Conceptions of Prejudice

An Historical Perspective
ByPatrick S. Forscher, Patricia G. Devine

chapter 10|24 pages

Intergroup Threat Theory

ByWalter G. Stephan, Oscar Ybarra, Kimberly Rios

chapter 11|19 pages

You Were Always on my Mind

How event-related potentials inform impression formation research
ByJennifer T. Kubota, Tiffany A. Ito

chapter 12|14 pages

Insights from functional magnetic resonance imaging research on race

ByJennifer T. Kubota, Elizabeth A. Phelps

part 3|71 pages

Targets of Prejudice

chapter 13|22 pages


ByJulia C. Becker, Chris G. Sibley

chapter 14|17 pages


ByTodd D. Nelson

chapter 15|30 pages

The social psychology of sexual prejudice

ByGregory M. Herek

part 4|98 pages

Reducing Prejudice

chapter 16|21 pages

Understanding and reducing interpersonal discrimination in the workplace

ByMikki Hebl, Enrica Ruggs, Larry Martinez, Rachel Trump-Steele, Christine Nittrouer

chapter 17|24 pages

The Self-Regulation of Prejudice

ByMargo J. Monteith, Laura R. Parker, Mason D. Burns

chapter 18|22 pages

A Common Ingroup Identity

Categorization, Identity, and Intergroup Relations
BySamuel L. Gaertner, John F. Dovidio, Rita Guerra, Eric Hehman, Tamar Saguy

chapter 19|29 pages

Understanding and Reducing Racial and Ethnic Prejudice Among Children and Adolescents

BySheri R. Levy, Ashley Lytle, Jiyun Elizabeth Shin, Julie Milligan Hughes

part 5|14 pages


chapter 20|12 pages

The Future of Research on Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

BySusan T. Fiske, Lasana T. Harris, Tiane L. Lee, Ann Marie Russell