3rd Edition

Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination

Edited By Todd D. Nelson Copyright 2025
    578 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    578 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This new edition of this bestselling handbook offers a comprehensive and scholarly overview of the latest research on prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

    Now in its third edition, the book provides a full update of its highly successful predecessor and features new material on topics such as antisemitism, mental illness stigma, sexual and gender identity prejudice, anti-fat prejudice, politics and prejudice, ableism, evolutionary theory and prejudice, and anti-immigration prejudice. The book is divided into four main parts that consider the origins of prejudice; cognitive, affective, and motivational processes in prejudice; targets of prejudice and reducing prejudice. The volume is written by eminent researchers who explore topics by presenting an overview of current and cutting-edge research and, where appropriate, developing new theory, models, or scales.

    Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping, and Discrimination is an essential text for graduate students, instructors and researchers in social and personality psychology. It is also an invaluable reference for academics and professionals in sociology, communication studies and the social sciences, as well as government workers and policymakers.

    Part 1: Origins of Prejudice

    1.     Evolutionary approaches to understanding prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination

                            Angela G. Pirlott & Corey L. Cook


    2.     Limitations, contestations, failures, and falsifications of dramatic claims in intergroup Relations

                Lee Jussim, Sonia Yanovsky, Akeela Careem, Nathan Honeycutt, & Danica



    Part 2: Cognitive, Affective, and Motivational Processes in Prejudice

    3.     The social neuroscience of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination

                            Margaret Welte, Jennifer T. Kubota, & Jasmin Cloutier


    4.     Beyond performance: Stereotype and social identity threat in context

                            Katherine T. U. Emerson, Valerie J. Taylor, Samantha M. Stevens, Christine

    Logel, & Mary C. Murphy


    5.     Prejudice, left and right: Ideological differences and similarities in prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination

                            Chadly Stern


    Part 3: Targets of Prejudice

    6.     Understanding age prejudice and its varied contexts in the 21st century and beyond

                            Emily R. Ye & Michael S. North


    7.     Hegemonic masculinity and sexism

    Abigail J. Loviscky, Theresa K. Vescio, Katsumi Yamaguchi-Pedroza, Jude T. Sullivan, & Demet Basar


    8.     The stigma of mental illness

                            Jason Schnittker


    9.     Ableism: The time has come to understand bias against people with disabilities

                            Sydney Tran, Marisa Krauter, & Kathleen R. Bogart


    10.  Anti-Fat prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination

                            Rebecca L. Pearl & Lecsy Gonzalez


    11.  The psychology of contemporary antisemitism

                            Neil J. Kressel


    12.  Sexual and gender identity prejudice

                Mary E. Kite, Lisa S. Wagner, & M. J. Schneider


    13.  “Go back to your country”: Anti-immigrant prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination

                            Rama Eloulabi, Bidushy Sadika, & Victoria M. Esses


    Part 4: Reducing Prejudice


    14.  Children’s prejudice development and reduction: Challenges and opportunities

                            Katherine E. Scott, Kristin Shutts, & Patricia G. Devine 


    15.  Interpersonal confrontation of bias

                            Margo J. Monteith, Elisabeth S. Noland, & Anna Haoyang Li


    16.  How social categorization shapes intergroup contact: Implications for understanding Group members’ subjective experiences and prospects for achieving attitude Generalization

                Linda R. Tropp, Liora Morhayim, & Lusine Grigoryan


    17. Motivation to respond without prejudice: Antecedents and consequences

                            E. Ashby Plant, Trisha Dutta, & Stephanie R. Mallinas



    Todd D. Nelson is a Professor of Psychology at California State University – Stanislaus. His research focuses on stereotypes and prejudice against older adults (ageism). He is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and has published several chapters on ageism. Professor Nelson has published widely in the field of prejudice and ageism.