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Social stigma and self-esteem: The self-protective properties of stigma.
Although several psychological theories predict that members of stigmatized groups should have low global self-esteem, empirical research typically does not support this prediction. It is proposedExpand
The social psychology of stigma.
This chapter addresses the psychological effects of social stigma. Stigma directly affects the stigmatized via mechanisms of discrimination, expectancy confirmation, and automatic stereotypeExpand
Putting gender into context: An interactive model of gender-related behavior.
A model that describes conditions influencing the display of gender-related behavior is presented as a supplement to existent models of sex differences. Whereas many previous models stress theExpand
From social inequality to personal entitlement: the role of social comparisons, legitimacy appraisals, and group membership
Publisher Summary This chapter highlights the role that social comparison processes and attributions of responsibility play in translating social inequality into beliefs about personal and collectiveExpand
Antecedents and consequences of attributions to discrimination: Theoretical and empirical advances
What are the psychological implications of being a target of prejudice and discrimination--of regularly facing discrimination because of one's race, religion, sexual preference, or appearance? ThisExpand
Coping with stigma through psychological disengagement.
Publisher Summary This chapter highlights the significance of social stigma and the negative effects it has on individuals in any culture and society. A number of popular theories of self-esteemExpand
Social Stigma: The Affective Consequences of Attributional Ambiguity
Two experiments investigated the hypothesis that the stigmatized can protect their self-esteem by attributing negative feedback to prejudice. Fifty-nine women participated in the 1st experiment.Expand
Psychological responses of women after first-trimester abortion.
BACKGROUND Controversy exists over psychological risks associated with abortion. The objectives of this study were to examine women's emotions, evaluations, and mental health after an abortion, asExpand
Coping with stigma and prejudice.
Group Identification Moderates Emotional Responses to Perceived Prejudice
  • S. McCoy, B. Major
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality & social psychology bulletin
  • 1 August 2003
Two studies tested the prediction that group identification (importance of the group in the self-concept) moderates the impact of perceived discrimination on self-evaluative emotions (depression andExpand