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Stereotypes and Stereotyping

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ISBN 9781572300538
Published May 16, 1996 by Guilford Press
462 Pages

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Book Description

Where do stereotypes come from? How accurate are they, and how do they affect interpersonal and intergroup relations? Can stereotypes be changed? Stereotypes--structured sets of beliefs about the characteristics of members of social categories--influence how people attend to, encode, represent, and retrieve information about others, and how they judge and respond to them. A comprehensive overview of contemporary research, this volume highlights important approaches that have considerably expanded our understanding of stereotyping in recent years. Integrating cognitive, motivational, emotional, and linguistic perspectives, Stereotypes and Stereotyping demonstrates the diversity and richness of the field today and illuminates new directions for future research.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction: What Are Stereotypes?

1. Stereotypes as Individual and Collective Representations, Charles Stangor and Mark Schaller

II. Stereotype Formation and Development

2. Social Psychological Foundations of Stereotype Formation, Diane M. Mackie, David L. Hamilton, Joshua Susskind, and Francine Rosselli

3. Physical Appearance as a Basis of Stereotyping, Leslie A. Zebrowitz

4. Assessing Stereotype Accuracy: Implications for Understanding the Stereotyping Process, Carey S. Ryan, Bernadette Park, and Charles M. Judd

III. Stereotype Function and Use

5. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and the Maintenance of Social Stereotypes: The Role of Dyadic Interactions and Social Forces, Lee Jussim and Christopher Fleming

6. Language and Stereotyping, Anne Maass and Luciano Arcuri

7. The Self-Regulation of Intergroup Perception: Mechanisms and Consequences of Stereotype Suppression, Galen V. Bodenhausen and C. Neil Macrae

8. When Stereotypes Lead to Stereotyping: The Use of Stereotypes in Perception, Marilynn B. Brewer

9. Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination: Another Look, John F. Dovidio, John C. Brigham, Blair T. Johnson, and Samuel L. Gaertner

IV. Undermining Stereotypes and Stereotyping

10. Contact and Categorization: Social Psychological Interventions to Change Intergroup Relations, Miles Hewstone

11. Motivating Individuals to Change: What Is a Target to Do?, Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Susan T. Fiske

V. Conclusions

12. Modern Stereotype Research: Unfinished Business, David J. Schneider

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This much-needed volume is a thoroughly modern, thoroughly splendid collection of essays on the psychology of stereotyping written by the area's most influential thinkers and most active researchers. In its pages, readers will find just about everything that social psychology has discovered in a half century of research on this important topic.
- Daniel Gilbert, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Sometimes edited books are promissory notes, indications that a lot of people really wish they knew something about a topic. At other times, an edited volume rep resents a mature body of knowledge in a field that is not only going somewhere but that has in fact just arrived. This book is of the latter variety, and a fine specimen. Stereotypes and Stereotyping collects and advances the best social psychological work in this rapidly developing area.
- Daniel Wegner, PhD, University of Virginia

This is an excellent and timely collection of chapters by some of the most important researchers and theorists in the area.
- Eliot R. Smith, PhD, Purdue University