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Chapter 24: Internalized Devaluation and Situational Threat
Internalized Devaluation and Situational Threat
In this chapter, we consider research and theory on the idea that prejudice and discrimination lower the self-esteem of people with stigmatized identities. We describe how studies of the effects of stigma on self-esteem progressively evolved to (a) examine moderators of the effects of social stigma on self-esteem; (b) examine how situational variables shape the meaning of prejudice, stereotypes, and stigma; (c) frame social stigma as a situational predicament with which targets of stigma actively cope; and (d) view the stigmatized as caught between protecting self-esteem at the cost of learning, relationships, and/or motivation versus sustaining learning, motivation, and relationships at the cost of self-esteem. We argue that situational cues, personal beliefs, and collective representations trigger ...