This handbook explores prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination primarily as phenomena embedded in the social organization of societies and connected to structural factors and larger societal systems. It offers a unique critical and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of contemporary manifestations of prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.

New socio-psychological analyses of the most pressing social problems of our age bring into view future directions of research on prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination oriented to social change and collective action and that engage with wider systems of norms and discourse. The editors draw on social psychology, sociology, social policy, clinical psychology, cultural studies and feminist, antiracist and decolonizing social science to show how social psychology can successfully rekindle its intellectual dialogue with kindred social science fields to create broader foundations for the exploration of the paradoxes lodged at the heart of the social expression of prejudice in liberal democracies.

This is essential reading for anyone interested in prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes. The handbook will be of interest to academics and researchers exploring both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of discrimination, inequality and social exclusion, as well as students undertaking masters or doctoral studies in social psychology, political psychology and political science.

part I|62 pages

Prejudice, social structure 
and social justice

chapter 3|16 pages

Mental Health Prejudice, Discrimination and Epistemic Injustice

Moving beyond stigma and biomedical dominance

chapter 4|16 pages

Between Hope and Dread

Unaccompanied children, discrimination and the uncertainties of the asylum application process

chapter 5|15 pages

The Subtlety of Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace

Current and future directions for research 
on the glass cliff

part II|77 pages

Targets of prejudice

chapter 7|14 pages

Roma Prejudices in the European Union

Responses to structural inequality

chapter 8|14 pages

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

Prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination 
and social change

chapter 10|14 pages

Explaining The Jew-Hatred

The structure and psychological antecedents of antisemitic beliefs

part III|60 pages

Discrimination, stereotypes 
and bias in the field

chapter 15211|14 pages

Discrimination and Intergroup Contact

chapter 13|13 pages


In the head, in language and in the wild

chapter 14|14 pages

Implicit Bias

part IV|47 pages

Prejudice, intergroup relations 
and emotions

chapter 21215|18 pages

Beyond Prejudice as Antipathy

Understanding kinder, gentler forms 
of discrimination

chapter 17|14 pages

Sentiments of the Dispossessed

Emotions of resilience and resistance

part V|41 pages

The language of prejudice