The Social Psychology of Stigma

The Social Psychology of Stigma

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The volume demonstrates that stigma is a normal - albeit undesirable - consequence of people's limited cognitive resources, and of the social information and experiences to which they are exposed. Incorporated are the perspectives of both the perceiver and the target; the relevance of personal and collective identities; and the interplay of affective, cognitive, and behavioral processes. Particular attention is given to how stigmatized persons make meaning of their predicaments, such as by forming alternative, positive group identities.Features of such homes include building stoves and kitchen surfaces at a slightly lower level, designing doorless showers without tubs, lowering the light switches throughout the home, creating level rather than raised entrances, andanbsp;...

Title:The Social Psychology of Stigma
Author:Todd F. Heatherton
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2003


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