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John F. Dovidio, Miles Hewstone, Peter Glick & Victoria M. Esses

In: The SAGE Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination

Chapter 1: Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination: Theoretical and Empirical Overview

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Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination: Theoretical and Empirical Overview
Prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination: Theoretical and empirical overview
Abstract

This chapter has two main objectives: to review influential ideas and findings in the literature and to outline the organization and content of the volume. The first part of the chapter lays a conceptual and empirical foundation for other chapters in the volume. Specifically, the chapter defines and distinguishes the key concepts of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination, highlighting how bias can occur at individual, institutional, and cultural levels. We also review different theoretical perspectives on these phenomena, including individual differences, social cognition, functional relations between groups, and identity concerns. We offer a broad overview of the field, charting how this area has developed over previous decades and identify emerging trends ...

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