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Richard J. Crisp

In: The SAGE Handbook of Prejudice, Stereotyping and Discrimination

Chapter 31: Prejudice and Perceiving Multiple Identities

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Prejudice and Perceiving Multiple Identities
Prejudice and perceiving multiple identities

This chapter provides a review and integration of research into how the recognition and use of multiple identities in person perception can encourage reductions in prejudice, stereotyping, and intergroup discrimination. The chapter considers levels of increasing categorical complexity while weaving together these previously distinct strands into a coherent overall framework. Taking the common ingroup identity model as a starting point, it considers how dual identity and crossed categorization formulations developed as both viable characterizations of the complexity of real intergroup relations, as well as the means to counter cognitive and motivational pressures towards ingroup favoritism. It then charts the emergence of more recent conceptualizations of category complexity and associated implications for social identity, ingroup projection and ...

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